Can i get copyright protection on my business?


One key aspect of the American Dream comes with working for yourself, in a business you yourself own and control. When you create your own business, you will have to establish a complete business plan, including what goods and service you will provide and how you will make money. Business plans are highly creative and potentially very valuable. Unfortunately, if a business is good enough to make you money, someone else may decide that it's good enough to steal. In many cases, your ability to conduct business is how you make a living, which means it deserves protection. If you don't take steps to protect it, some of your competitors may attempt to copy your business, or even parts of it, as a shortcut. The best protection available comes with copyright law.

Your business plan will have to be extremely detailed, of course. In fact, the more details you include, the more protected you are. However, once you have obtained a copyright, that will certify your business as belonging to you and you alone and it will also set a specific date of creation, which means anyone who comes after will be infringing on your rights. Technically, you automatically have a copyright when ou create your business plan, but without the ability to prove ownership and priority when you are forced to defend your business against someone who is trying to infringe, you are at a disadvantage. One of  the easiest and most effective ways to gain that proof is by registering your project and depositing it in a secure environment, like that provided by

How Helps Protect Your Business?

Having a copyright is a sure way to protect the integrity of your business, although you will have to make sure you include as many details as possible in your business plan. It is unlikely that a single sentence or short  paragraph describing your business in very general terms can be protected by copyright. However, a long detailed plan explaining all aspects of your business will allow you to claim copyright protection. By registering your business plan, you will create a record of ownership, establish priority and establish incontestable proof of copyright. Your deposit serves as your official witness of your right to your idea.

In the United States, copyright protection is valid for life. When you make a copyright deposit of your business plan, it is archived in pristine form by agents under a legal obligation to provide a retention protocol for all deposited documents in a way that makes your copyright incontestable. Your project will always be easily retrievable by you, the copyright holder, whenever you need to establish your ownership rights. In addition, when you complete a copyright registration and deposit of your invention through,  international protection comes standard; your protection is valid in all 171 countries that have signed on to the Berne Convention.