HOW TO COPYRIGHT A LOGO ( COPYRIGHTING LOGOS )

Copyright of a logo is an automatic, internationally recognised, legal right if the logo is original. This right comes into force as soon as that logo has been created.

Should anyone use your logo without permission, you would need to prove that you are the original author (or copyright owner) of the logo in order to claim any damages or stop the logo being used by another company without your consent.

The most important factor in establishing your claim in any dispute is having proof of date and authorship. Protect My Work will not only keep a record of the work, but also the date and time it was received. This may help members to claim compensation and recover costs should someone be found in legal action to have infringed copyright.

Benefits of Our Service

  • All protected logos receive a digital certificate with reference number
  • Independent 3rd Party Copyright Ownership proof in most countries (172 different countries including UK, all of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, Russia, India, China & United Arab Emirates)
  • Quick & Easy; be protected in just 5 minutes
  • Just £29.99 pa
  • Secure, Trusted, Independent & Confidential
  • You can use our logo on your work as a theft deterrent
  • 14 Day money back guarantee
  • Free Affidavit (in event of court action)
  • Copyright lasts for at least the life of the author + 50 years

REVIEWS

  • KRISTA BROWN

    Easy to use & great reassurance knowing my work & brand is safely protected.
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  • Michael ODowd

    Wow what a very simple and straight forward process to help me protect my business I feel I can now rest easy knowing my hard work is protected !! Thanks & Best Regards Michael O' Dowd M&M Window Cleaning
    [read more]

  • Aaron Wood, Nerdversity 101

    I found ProtectMyWork to be the best thing that's happened to me. The process is so smooth, all done online and via email, so no phone calls and being put on hold. It's so easy to protect work via email, just send what you need in the message, all protected within minutes. The other benefits would be the price and the fact you're protected in over 160 countries in the world and the fact you can protect anything from images to sites. I would highly recommend ProtectMyWork to all my professional friends.
    [read more]

  • Ezekiel Morris

    It's fast, easy and safe to copyright your work with PMW especially when I'm promoting my work on the internet.
    [read more]

  • Roy Gaynor

    I write complete original musicals, the storyline, lyrics, libretto and music and I have used Protect My Work to look after my copyright for a number of years. I find the service quick and easy to use and when I need any help the Protect My Work people are efficient and friendly.
    [read more]

  • Annette Chaudhry

    a very professional service at a budget price where everybody can access their rights to copyright their work. Easy to use website features and downloadable logo and company website for protection and a professional look on my writing pieces. Fast and friendly service if have any questions need answered from the support team. They are cheap for £1 a token which I can upload multiple works. My work being registered on here has even made me be noticed from a publishing house and asked to use one of my poems in a poetry book with other creative writers from the UK.
    [read more]

  • Malcolm Nolan, Precious Poppies

    Just to say a big thank you. I joined Protect My Work today, to protect my company's artwork,logo, pictures, and Design ideas. The process was quick & easy. There was a glitch with the change of password, but a member of the team responded very quickly & helpfully to address this matter. It was sorted out quicker than I imagined it would be, to their credit. I look forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with Protect My Work, & the staff. I would be more than happy to recommend them to possible future clients.
    [read more]

  • Kate Russell

    Such a great site - easy to use and explains all the legal information simply and to the point. Very quick to use, once I have a design ready it takes a couple of minutes for me to get it protected! Definitely recommend for the peace of mind it gives.
    [read more]

  • Amy Foster

    Easy process to follow; quick and simple. Provides peace of mind for a very good price. Would highly recommend.
    [read more]

  • Gareth Logan

    I have 100% confidence that if I need to prove any of musical works being created by me that Protect my Work will be able to help with this in Court.
    [read more]

  • Anne Becker

    I just wanted to say the service I received from you was excellent.
    [read more]

  • Dion, Moosejam Tactical Team

    Immediately we opened an account and we never looked back. A great company with top customer support. We highly recommend PROTECT MY WORK for peace of mind and security of your venerable designs and data.
    [read more]

  • Kirsty Garbutt of Perfect Reasons

    I cannot thank PMW enough - in particular Jonathan who answered all of my questions and believe me when I say questions I mean every topic relevant to my work imaginable. He was polite, helpful, courteous and friendly which put my mind at ease. He made the whole process smooth and easy. I am so pleased I found PMW as now my work now has a legal footpath and for us little people, its a weight off ones shoulders. Many thanks once again to PMW and Jonathan. A Happy Customer
    [read more]

  • B West,Home Security Surveys UK

    Having spent many hours writing down my years experience in Crime Prevention and then three months correlating it all into a readable format for publication I was concerned about my work being copied & reproduced by all and sundry. Then I came across Protect my Work website & it all became clear and simple. My work was uploaded and protected in less than ten minutes. I have more than enough to do without worrying about my work being copied without my permission. My thanks to Protect my Work, Peace of mind in less than 10 minutes & very reasonable fees.
    [read more]

  • Caroline Parke

    I highly recommend Protect my Work, after searching for who to depend on to protect my pics and poetry, I now have peace of mind. Staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Great value for money. Quick and easy steps, help at hand. Fantastic site.
    [read more]

  • Freddy James, The Freddy James Band.

    I found the whole team involved very professional and gave excellent rates. This is a real piece of mind knowing that all back catalogues of my work and current are protected from copying and unauthorised use. Highly recommend them to anyone who writes and records their own material.
    [read more]

  • Chris Levee

    I have been placing material on Protect My Work for over a year now and think its not only tremendous value to anyone, but the service is incredible, the features that can be used are brilliant and the security is top class, anything I have registered I know is secure yet I can direct anyone to my work without being compromised in any way. I can also add protection logo's to my work as I regularly print out material and present it, not only is the protection vividly apparent but looks as it is, very professional. Protect My Work .. A big thumbs up
    [read more]

  • Dottie G

    Safe to copyright your works with PMW, I design, write & crochet my own patterns.Excellent service, keep up the good work PMW!!
    [read more]

  • James Ivan

    Fantastic, simply & cost effective way of protecting your work. An absolute must for ALL who create. Highly recommended!
    [read more]

  • Grigor Carstairs

    Most excellent copyright service, very important that copyrights are handled efficiently and without fuss, a first class service, and pleasant, professional to deal with.
    [read more]

  • Diane Jennings

    very good service, peace of mind for any artist or the like and a very easy to use website.. have used the site for many years now with no problems at all..
    [read more]

  • Charleen Armitage

    Really love this website' great affordable price and easy to get around ' great customer service ' very happy ,thank you
    [read more]

  • Round One Gym

    Great service, I copyright my company logo and branding material with PMW. Instant peace of mind. I highly recommend
    [read more]

  • Phil Spurgin

    Excellent facility for protecting my music. Fast, economic and easy.
    [read more]

  • Anthony Shuster

    Straightforward, consistent service. I've been using it for a number of years now, very satisfied with what they provide.
    [read more]

  • Gian Galeazzo Ganzarolli

    The service is efficient and does what it promises
    [read more]

  • Adam Bennie

    Very straightforward fast efficlient service
    [read more]

  • George Carson

    Excellent service. So easy to use.
    [read more]

  • Jake McRae

    Quick, easy, fair protection
    [read more]

  • Kristi Reed

    Very pleased! Such a fast and easy way to protect the copyright of my photos!
    [read more]

  • Queen Lizifah

    Very good site, reasonable price and very reliable!
    [read more]

  • MrCentury007

    Great product would highly recommend to all.
    [read more]

  • Csaba Marko

    Excellent service. Very good customer service. Thank you guys!!!
    [read more]

  • Zaryab Khan

    The way it's been done so far has been really simple and very effective it's a great way of protecting what you have worked for and I would recommend this too all my friends. Thank you once again for all your help. Zaryab Khan www.zedk.co.uk
    [read more]

  • KRISTA BROWN

    Easy to use & great reassurance knowing my work & brand is safely protected.

  • Michael ODowd

    Wow what a very simple and straight forward process to help me protect my business I feel I can now rest easy knowing my hard work is protected !! Thanks & Best Regards Michael O' Dowd M&M Window Cleaning

  • Aaron Wood, Nerdversity 101

    I found ProtectMyWork to be the best thing that's happened to me. The process is so smooth, all done online and via email, so no phone calls and being put on hold. It's so easy to protect work via email, just send what you need in the message, all protected within minutes. The other benefits would be the price and the fact you're protected in over 160 countries in the world and the fact you can protect anything from images to sites. I would highly recommend ProtectMyWork to all my professional friends.

  • Ezekiel Morris

    It's fast, easy and safe to copyright your work with PMW especially when I'm promoting my work on the internet.

  • Roy Gaynor

    I write complete original musicals, the storyline, lyrics, libretto and music and I have used Protect My Work to look after my copyright for a number of years. I find the service quick and easy to use and when I need any help the Protect My Work people are efficient and friendly.

  • Annette Chaudhry

    a very professional service at a budget price where everybody can access their rights to copyright their work. Easy to use website features and downloadable logo and company website for protection and a professional look on my writing pieces. Fast and friendly service if have any questions need answered from the support team. They are cheap for £1 a token which I can upload multiple works. My work being registered on here has even made me be noticed from a publishing house and asked to use one of my poems in a poetry book with other creative writers from the UK.

  • Malcolm Nolan, Precious Poppies

    Just to say a big thank you. I joined Protect My Work today, to protect my company's artwork,logo, pictures, and Design ideas. The process was quick & easy. There was a glitch with the change of password, but a member of the team responded very quickly & helpfully to address this matter. It was sorted out quicker than I imagined it would be, to their credit. I look forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with Protect My Work, & the staff. I would be more than happy to recommend them to possible future clients.

  • Kate Russell

    Such a great site - easy to use and explains all the legal information simply and to the point. Very quick to use, once I have a design ready it takes a couple of minutes for me to get it protected! Definitely recommend for the peace of mind it gives.

  • Amy Foster

    Easy process to follow; quick and simple. Provides peace of mind for a very good price. Would highly recommend.

  • Gareth Logan

    I have 100% confidence that if I need to prove any of musical works being created by me that Protect my Work will be able to help with this in Court.

  • Anne Becker

    I just wanted to say the service I received from you was excellent.

  • Dion, Moosejam Tactical Team

    Immediately we opened an account and we never looked back. A great company with top customer support. We highly recommend PROTECT MY WORK for peace of mind and security of your venerable designs and data.

  • Kirsty Garbutt of Perfect Reasons

    I cannot thank PMW enough - in particular Jonathan who answered all of my questions and believe me when I say questions I mean every topic relevant to my work imaginable. He was polite, helpful, courteous and friendly which put my mind at ease. He made the whole process smooth and easy. I am so pleased I found PMW as now my work now has a legal footpath and for us little people, its a weight off ones shoulders. Many thanks once again to PMW and Jonathan. A Happy Customer

  • B West,Home Security Surveys UK

    Having spent many hours writing down my years experience in Crime Prevention and then three months correlating it all into a readable format for publication I was concerned about my work being copied & reproduced by all and sundry. Then I came across Protect my Work website & it all became clear and simple. My work was uploaded and protected in less than ten minutes. I have more than enough to do without worrying about my work being copied without my permission. My thanks to Protect my Work, Peace of mind in less than 10 minutes & very reasonable fees.

  • Caroline Parke

    I highly recommend Protect my Work, after searching for who to depend on to protect my pics and poetry, I now have peace of mind. Staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Great value for money. Quick and easy steps, help at hand. Fantastic site.

  • Freddy James, The Freddy James Band.

    I found the whole team involved very professional and gave excellent rates. This is a real piece of mind knowing that all back catalogues of my work and current are protected from copying and unauthorised use. Highly recommend them to anyone who writes and records their own material.

  • Chris Levee

    I have been placing material on Protect My Work for over a year now and think its not only tremendous value to anyone, but the service is incredible, the features that can be used are brilliant and the security is top class, anything I have registered I know is secure yet I can direct anyone to my work without being compromised in any way. I can also add protection logo's to my work as I regularly print out material and present it, not only is the protection vividly apparent but looks as it is, very professional. Protect My Work .. A big thumbs up

  • Dottie G

    Safe to copyright your works with PMW, I design, write & crochet my own patterns.Excellent service, keep up the good work PMW!!

  • James Ivan

    Fantastic, simply & cost effective way of protecting your work. An absolute must for ALL who create. Highly recommended!

  • Grigor Carstairs

    Most excellent copyright service, very important that copyrights are handled efficiently and without fuss, a first class service, and pleasant, professional to deal with.

  • Diane Jennings

    very good service, peace of mind for any artist or the like and a very easy to use website.. have used the site for many years now with no problems at all..

  • Charleen Armitage

    Really love this website' great affordable price and easy to get around ' great customer service ' very happy ,thank you

  • Round One Gym

    Great service, I copyright my company logo and branding material with PMW. Instant peace of mind. I highly recommend

  • Phil Spurgin

    Excellent facility for protecting my music. Fast, economic and easy.

  • Anthony Shuster

    Straightforward, consistent service. I've been using it for a number of years now, very satisfied with what they provide.

  • Gian Galeazzo Ganzarolli

    The service is efficient and does what it promises

  • Adam Bennie

    Very straightforward fast efficlient service

  • George Carson

    Excellent service. So easy to use.

  • Jake McRae

    Quick, easy, fair protection

  • Kristi Reed

    Very pleased! Such a fast and easy way to protect the copyright of my photos!

  • Queen Lizifah

    Very good site, reasonable price and very reliable!

  • MrCentury007

    Great product would highly recommend to all.

  • Csaba Marko

    Excellent service. Very good customer service. Thank you guys!!!

  • Zaryab Khan

    The way it's been done so far has been really simple and very effective it's a great way of protecting what you have worked for and I would recommend this too all my friends. Thank you once again for all your help. Zaryab Khan www.zedk.co.uk

   

Your copyright is valid in 172 countries all over Europe & the world and includes UK, USA, Russian Federation and China (See Full Country List) and usually last for at least the life of the author + 50 years. It’s worth protecting , so you can maximise your royalties and licence fee income.

Protect My Work has been developed in order to enable individuals and organisations to prove copyright of their work and prevent it from being unlawfully used. We provide a deterrent to any one wishing to use your work without permission.

Join us for a yearly subscription fee of

£29.99

1 token is required for each piece of work your register with us (max 5 files per 1 token). This is a one-off cost not an annual charge.

Register today & receive 5 free tokens, that’s up to 25 files protected for FREE!

Round One Gym

Great service, I copyright my company logo and branding material with PMW. Instant peace of mind. I highly recommend

 

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Once an author has submitted their work, the date of submission cannot be altered and is therefore an extremely reliable source to prove the originality of the original work. Work submitted to Protect My Work is NEVER opened or looked at by our staff. Our automated system receives the work and stores it on our secure servers.

By subscribing to our site, you will be entitled to use our logo on your work. This is designed to warn off potential copyright thieves and is a very effective deterrent from copyright infringement. Your work has been witnessed by us and you are sending a clear message that you are serious about pro-actively protecting your legal rights.

Set up originally by a group of creatives to help protect their own copyright, we are proud to say we have been providing an effective copyright deterrent for our customers since 2004.

Independent Witnessing Of
  Your Intellectual Property.

Proves Originality
For Your Work.

Deter Others From Using Your Work Without Permission.

Only £29.99 P.A. Membership
& 1 Per Submission Thereafter.

UPLOAD

Then login to our member area and click the UPLOAD NEW WORK button. This allows you to securely upload your files to our secure vault. Alternatively, you can email the files to protect@protectmywork.com and wait 5 minutes for our response.

PROTECT

Immediately after you have protected your work, you will receive an email confirmation from us. Each registered works has a unique reference number & password.

Protect My Work or The Poor Man’s Copyright?

With the worldwide use of websites, giving people access to everything from photos to music to designs, it is not surprising that copyright breaches are becoming more widespread. In response to these violations, some lawyers have suggested a ’simple' solution to protecting your work and propose that posting yourself a copy of the work, also called the 'poor man’s copyright', provides enough proof of the original author.

However, how does someone print and post a song or piece of music, or the entire code for a web site? If stored hard copies are an author’s only proof of ownership, what happens if the documents are misplaced or damaged? Many designers, artists and writers find themselves with many pieces of design work each month. Are they to be posted and stored indefinitely? 10 years? 20 years? 50 years?

Copyright law across the world, states that you must prove you are the original author of a piece of work. Should anyone copy your intellectual property you will have to prove in court that you are the original author and the ideas of the work are original. The easiest way to do this is to keep draft versions of the work. A court can then see the different development stages of the work and be sure the work was original. The 'poor man’s' copyright system could prove to be difficult for a writer who has to continuously post themselves draft versions of their book and then find somewhere to store them!

Grigor Carstair...

Most excellent copyright service, very important that copyrights are handled efficiently and without fuss, a first class service, ...

 

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TOTAL FILES PROTECTED
0
6
8
1
3
0

What kind of logo files can be registered & protected with us?

All types, any digital file, such as JPG’s, PSD’s , AI’s, EPS , GIF’s or any file format . This can be done either by email or by logging into your account and uploading it to our secure vault..

What if my logo is copied?

If your work is used without permission and registered with us, we can provide you with valuable evidence should your case go to court. Protect My Work will provide you with an affidavit. An affidavit is a written, sworn statement that is acknowledged and endorsed in front of a Notary Public. An affidavit may be used in place of oral testimony in court.

Proof of authorship using the Internet helps avoid printing reams of paper (environmentally friendly!) and is more time efficient. If we were to print and post each design and intellectual property item to ourselves we would be spending too much time, and energy on printing, purchasing stamps, stuffing envelopes and then trying to find somewhere to store all these sealed envelopes!

What if a designer is creating the logo for my company?

This is not a problem, but if your logo is to be created by a designer or design company, we strongly suggest that you have a written agreement with the designer that you will own all intellectual property rights of the logo.

We also highly recommend that you ask your designer for the logo source file and upload this to our secure vault for safe keeping.

Using the TM trade mark symbol on a Logo

Adding TM to your logo or brand graphic signifies that you are using it as a trade mark . Whilst this TM symbol is not officially not recognised by UK law as a registered a trade mark, it’s certainly not illegal, it clearly indicates that you are using the graphic as a trade mark and could hold some limited significance with other countries.

By registering with Protect My Work and uploading your logo to our secure vault, we can help provide evidence that the trade mark is yours, which you will need in case of a successful dispute using the common law action of Passing Off.

If you want to use ® symbol ( or "RTM" ), which denotes a Registered Trade Mark, then we recommend contacting the The Intellectual Property Office which is a UK government body Prices start at around £ 200 ( Jan 2013).The registration process takes about 4 months with no objections. You can search the UK trademark database for free here.