What is a copyright?|
"Copyright" literally means the right to copy. In order to acquire a copyright for your fashion design, the fashion design must be sketched, photographed, patterned or otherwise embodied in some format so that it may be perceived by the rest of the world.
According to the US Copyright Office, your fashion designs are typically categorized as "Visual Arts".
SEAL™ files allow you to securely date-stamp and redundantly archive your fashion design's copyrights online instantly! Real-time international copyright protection! Learn how
The US Library of Congress defines "Visual Arts" as follows:
||For copyright purposes, visual arts are original pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, which include two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of fine, graphic, and applied art. |
*Examples pertinent to Fashion Designs:
»Advertisements, commercial prints, labels
»Artificial flowers and plants
»Artwork applied to clothing or to other useful articles
»Fabric, floor, and wallcovering designs
»Needlework and craft kits
»Original prints, such as engravings, etchings, serigraphs, silk screen prints, woodblock prints
»Patterns for sewing, knitting, crochet, needlework
»Weaving designs, lace designs, tapestries
|* For a more complete listing of the US Copyrights classifications and examples please visit our Copyright FAQ's Page.|
No matter what, your SEAL™ file will always credibly represent the earliest moment in history that your fashion design was in your possession...
Why do I need to protect or register the copyright on my fashion design?
Problems can arise if you are required to provide credible evidence of when you first created your fashion design... The sooner you can produce credible date-stamped evidence as the copyright holder of your fashion designs, the better off you will be. Read more