Copyright protection can extend to any creative work…
Copyright protection can extend to any creative work, regardless of genre, art form, merit, or purpose.
Copyright is acquired without an application...
Copyright is acquired without an application, simply the mere fact of its creation gives the author a monopoly, an exclusive property right, and legal footing to oppose third-party usage. Copyright is obtained from the earliest moment that an author can demonstrate a set and incontestable date of creation.
Copyright includes attributes of an intellectual and moral nature...
Copyright includes attributes of an intellectual and moral nature as well as attributes of an economic nature.

Moral rights

Moral rights allow an author to claim authorship of their work...
Moral rights allow an author to claim authorship of their work and to oppose any distortion, mutilation, or other modification of the work or to any injurious affection to their honor or reputation (Berne Convention). Moral rights are not transferable.

Economic rights

Economic rights recognized by the Convention…
Economic rights recognized by the Convention give the beneficiaries a monopoly of exploitation whose minimum duration consists of the entire life of the author and 70 years after their death. The exploitation rights of the author’s economic rights include the rights of representation and the rights of reproduction. Representation covers all communication of the work to the public (recitation, transmission, television broadcasting, etc.), while reproduction covers physical and digital productions of the work by any process that makes it possible to communicate it to the public in an indirect way (printing, drawing, engraving, recording, etc.). Transferring the rights of representation and reproduction can be either free or for a price. The transfer of the right of representation does not entail the right of reproduction and vice versa. It is therefore imperative to clearly indicate, either by contract or on an invoice, whether the rights of representation and/or reproduction have been transferred.

The application

This is the prerequisite for protection.

An application is the first act of protection, and must also contain the invention’s protection strategy.

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Protection

A patent provides both legal and economic protection throughout the life of the innovation.

Valorization

A patent provides numerous benefits: it is a competitive advantage, a source of revenue, and represents future capital.

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