present, the development of many spheres of human activities takes place at a
very fast pace. One of such spheres is IT. But, with the rapid development, there
is a possibility of quickly loosing what has already been achieved.
of that, with the purpose of security of IT business, it is necessary to
anticipatorily foresee all risks and nuances which occur in the process of
creation of a particular Product (Software).
is an object of copyright law and is subject to legal protection.
copyright to software is created at the moment of its creation. And even
without registration of copyright to that Software, its creator is the owner of
copyrights and can use it for own purposes.
irrespectively from who creates Software, it is used by a wide range of
persons. Because of that, risks which may arise when using software can appear
to be too significant to ignore them.
With the purpose of protection from using the Product without the authorization of copyright owners, we recommend that you register copyrights or proprietary rights to such objects and offer our help in this process.
Advantages of Registration of Copyright to Software
After the registration, you will be
1) to use your intellectual property rights to computer
application (that is, to gain profit from using it; to gain profit from selling
the application; also, the evaluation of rights to software, for example, with
the purpose of depositing it to the authorized capital a new enterprise, etc.);
2) to authorize the usage of the copyright item – the computer
application – by other persons (to grant licenses to the application for
payment of royalty or free of charge);
3) to prohibit unlawful use of the copyright item – the computer application – by other persons.
Who can register computer software copyright in Ukraine?
In the territory of Ukraine, the legislation regulates the possibility of state registration of computer software copyright by individuals and legal entities.
The state registration of copyright for computer software can be made by:
— author of computer software (an individual);
— a group of co-authors (individuals);
— a legal entity, in case if the author (authors) of compute software are employees of that legal entity and have created such computer software within the frames of their work duties for that very legal entity being their employer.
List of documents required for registration
of computer software copyright:
Depending on particular situation, our lawyers may need other documents too.
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