Protect my model or textile collection from the copy and put a copyright on my design

11/12/2018   

In the United States, the fashion industry has become very contentious and it is always very important to protect yourself in a hotly competitive market. If you have a great idea for clothing and you creat a textile model, it is essential to protect yourself. Many textile models have similar design elements, which means it is common for several people to come up with similar designs, even without  intention. Sometimes, if a textile model is seen as having potential someone else may try to make small alterations in their textile model and try to scoop your design. Everyone in the fashion industry should be sure to protect themselves by using the copyright laws. 

Under current U.S. copyright law, you automatically obtain a copyright when you create anything unique and creative. However, if you come up with a textile model on Friday and someone comes up with something almost identical on Monday, you may have to prove that you came up with it on Friday. If you have to protect your rights, you will need certain proof that you own your textile model and prove that you were the first one to create it. CopyrightWeb.com exists so that you can obtain and demonstrate that proof when the time comes. By registering and depositing your textile model with our system, you ensure that everyone knows that it belongs to you and you alone.

How We Protect Your Textile Model

In the United States, copyright law protects any and all of your creative work, including textile models, from copying and appropriation. Legally speaking, everyone who creates a textile model has a copyright. However,  if someone challenges your ownership rights in any way, you must be able to provide proof of copyright. A great way to do that is to register and upload a deposit of your textile model with  CopyrightWeb.com. When you do that, the protection is immediate. It creates a date certain for the creation of your textile model, which means you can prove that everyone who comes after you is infringing on your rights. A copyright deposit serves as your official witness of your right to every aspect of the  creation and design of your textile model and, in the United States, copyright is valid for life.

There is more, however.When you make a copyright deposit of your textile model to CopyrightWeb.com, it is archived by officers with a legal obligation to retain all documents deposited in a way that makes your copyright ownership incontestable.  Also, when you make a copyright deposit in the United States, that protection is valid in all 171 countries that have signed on to the Berne Convention. That means that you have international protection for your textile model.