In this day and age of the internet, the world is a very small place, and work can be copied easily. Your work must be officially copyrighted to deter plagiarism, and to prove you are the original creator/author in the event that someone accuses you of copying their work, or when somebody copies your work.
Copyright infringement can occur in various forms. For literary works, infringement occurs when the work is published by a third party and without the consent of the author. In such a case the author of the work may resort to the competent court to request the withdrawal of the work. In addition the author would also be entitled to claim damages sustained as a result of the unauthorized publication of his work, and claim the profits made by the infringer.
Therefore, at ALZAYAT Law Firm, issuing an official authorized certificate is just one of the ways we protect our clients and their work.
Any work originating in Egypt, where the author of the work is a national of Egypt or the work was first published in Egypt, is given the same copyright protection in each of the other Berne Convention member countries. The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, usually known as the Berne Convention, is an international agreement governing copyright, which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland, in 1886.
Moreover, in order to protect trademark and copyright holders against unauthorized use of their work and brands, the Egyptian Legislature has enacted Law no. 57 of 1939 for the Protection of Trademarks and Trade Information, and the Law no. 354 of 1954 for the Protection of Copyrights. Following which, the Law no. 82 of 2002 for the Protection of the Intellectual Property Rights replaced the former laws, which governs the protection of Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Patents, Industrial Designs, and Copyrights.
Proving you own copyright on work is much more difficult than you may imagine. Registering original files with a date & time stamp, alongside information about the work and proof of work concept and development, means that you have unequivocal proof of authorship & ownership.
Therefore, our team of lawyers, specialized in intellectual property Law will help you to enforce actions and civil claims as effective tools for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Egypt in case your copyrights were a subject of infringement.
Also, and in case you were into starting a new project and you want to protect your own work, we can help you to finish all the possible proceedings and have your Copyrights registered and protected by the Egyptian intellectual property Law provisions.
At ALZAYAT Law Firm, our main policy is directed towards the protection of acquired rights and the encouragement of investments in Egypt by ensuring the restitution of the rights derived from the successful practices and businesses.
ALZAYAT international Law Firm is one of the few major law firms with a sophisticated worldwide Private Clients practice. Our unparalleled global resources allow us to provide one-stop, comprehensive service to meet all of our clients’ needs, wherever in the world their assets or family members may be. They also make us uniquely qualified to handle complex, multijurisdictional disputes that is why our clients have selected us to handle some of the largest cases in this field.
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