Without copyright there is no progress

We all use applications, computers, we read books, watch TV shows and films, wear clothes that attract us because of their design. Whenever we choose a good or service we are basing our selection on aesthetics or practicality. Products are created by human beings for other human beings.

And this creative effort must be protected, because if everything were the same, uniform, if creativity did not exist, the world would be meaningless. And this is not an exaggeration. If you want to verify this, discover how our lives would be without creativity.

We all interact with Intellectual Property, either as users or as creators

  • Computer programs facilitate a lot of tasks. It is necessary to hold all the pertinent licences to avoid claims. 
  • Websites are configured with authored creations, from photographs to texts. It is necessary to check that all the necessary licences have been obtained. 
  • Many goods have dual protection, as industrial designs and Intellectual Property creations. 
  • The know-how that is generated by human activity must be protected through Intellectual Property. 
  • Intellectual Property protection is global, but there are countries that demand compliance of certain formalities for the purposes of enforcing copyright.  
  • In many countries authors are endowed with rights that cannot be waived, that are inalienable and perpetual. It is advisable to know these rights so as to be able to use your creations in these countries. 
  • Consultants capable of acting throughout the entire world are required. 

What can we offer you?

  • General advice on copyright and related rights. 
  • Audit on your use of third-party rights in your productive activity (sufficient licences, programs installed, necessary permits, etc.). 
  • Assessment of the use of own creations and third-party creations, and warnings on the use of own creations in third-party websites. 
  • Consultancy with regard to the policies pertaining to the use of third-party creations and the drafting of new policies if appropriate. 
  • Consultancy with regard to corporate documentation and/or process compliance in accordance with national and international laws. 
  • Protection for own creations and advice on the use of third-party creations, including software, databases, websites, publications, photographs, music, film or art works in particular in new media. 
  • Drafting, negotiation and review of contracts. 
  • Actions before the courts and pre-trial activity in order to avoid lawsuits. 
  • All of which.... acting in all countries around the world. 

All creations are protected by copyright.
Are you protecting them? 


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