Paint My Charity offers nonprofit organizations comprehensive services to safeguard and protect their valuable intellectual property rights.
Copyright Registration with the U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright protects original works, including literary works, musical compositions and songs, pictures, movies, and computer programs. Copyright protection comes into existence the moment an original work is created even without registering your work with the United States Copyright Office or assigning a © symbol on your work product. Registering an original work with the United States Copyright Office offers additional protection and is required in order to bring a lawsuit for copyright infringement against an unauthorized user of your work. It also creates a public record of your copyright ownership rights. For original works created on or after January 1, 1978, protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years. For anonymous work, pseudonymous work, or work made for hire, protection lasts for 95 years from the year of its first publication or 120 years from the year of its creation, whichever expires first.
We can assist you with copyrighting your written work or other creative work, including guidebooks, brochures, website material, and books. Our copyright registration package includes a phone consultation about your written or creative work, along with the filing fees associated with registering one original work with the United States Copyright Office.
It is essential to protect your nonprofit organization’s brand, including your nonprofit name, logo and designs, and catchphrases. By registering your trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, you are claiming these marks are protected under Federal Law. Trademark protects words, names, and symbols that are utilized to recognize and distinguish creators and providers of goods and services. It will essentially protect your nonprofit organization’s brand name and reputation and discourage others from diluting your mark. There is very limited protection once an organization makes use of a mark in commerce, while more extensive protections arise when the mark has officially been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Protection endures as long as the mark is actively utilized by the owner and can potentially exist indefinitely.
Our trademark registration package includes a phone consultation about your trademark, along with the filing fees associated with registering one mark in one class with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Paint My Charity can provide contract drafting services on behalf of your nonprofit organization in order to assist you in all of your prospective transactions.
General contract agreements including non-disclosure agreements, rental greements, and purchasing agreements.
Copyright agreements that effectively transfer or share legal rights to copyrighted works.
License agreements that allow other individuals or organizations to utilize your protected work, or give your organization the opportunity to utilize another individual or organization’s protected works.