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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener your host to the bold today’s show where you the inventor entrepreneur business owner get your daily dose of inspiration so you go make the world a better place [Music]

what I want to talk about here today is the actual process right what do you need to submit in order to get a copyright registration so it is in fact oftentimes the the written work sorry I forgot a book a manuscript you’ve created you’ve got to submit it whether it’s electronic it’s how most most of the submittals are done down now today but you can certainly still submit a hard hard copy that’s what you will be required to do if you’ve got something like a sculpture actual three-dimensional object that you’ve done but usually for music is pretty done with the electronic transportable file like an mp3 and anything with regard to a performance is usually done with the video on top of the written choreograph for that so these are the types of substantive deliverables tangible things that get submitted to the Copyright Office the actual steps are quite easy online it walks you right through a step-by-step process what they up with a cover office wants to know is when the piece of work was created right whoo right so your actual legal name then what what it is is defining in words what is it you provide it in sort of a summary fashion and then the actual article what it is you produced and the covered office or they’re not going to reject or deny it there’s something going to stamp and certify that things are what they are as long as the things match up you know with the legal representation and what gets delivered to them is recognizable they will verify that reconcile it and make sure that it matches up if it all does the nail will certify it and get you that rectum that registered copyright that you’ll want to have on certain products sort of media that you’re going to be producing and selling in most most cases that go to court that’s the step they take just before they file the lawsuit is to seek copyright registration they do that so that the judge at the beginning of the trial does not have to go through the evidentiary process of creating the proof that you the creator of this piece of work you know actually created it at this time of date there’s a lot of argument could be testimony about you know arguments are who developed what and when but if there’s definitive evidence at the copyright office you’ve already got that that’s prima facie evidence that you the author of credited as of that date so hope you learn a little bit of something here if you have the ability please forward this to someone you might know who’s interested in intellectual property and specifically patent law love to talk with them our website is bold patents calm you can always give us a call at

About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at