Protect your creative work by registering copyright
Infringement is the act of reproducing, imitating or using all or part of a work protected by intellectual property rights without the consent of the owner.
Infringement through the illegal or unauthorised reproduction is estimated to account for 5 to 10% of world trade. It threatens both the creator by violating their monopoly on exploitation, and the consumer by creating confusion between the original and copied work.
This is why, in the context of intellectual property and as a creator, it is important to act in cases of infringement.
You believe you are a victim of an infringement? Before taking any action, make sure that your rights are:
Criminal or civil action can be taken. To do so, representation by a lawyer is required. The civil procedure is relatively simple to implement and can take up to 2 to 3 years. Criminal proceedings are more complex and often very lengthy.
This is mostly recommended for high volume infringements.
In both civil and criminal cases, the court can compel the infringer to:
Criminal sanctions can mean the infringer is liable to a penalty of up to 7 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to 750 000 €.
To fight infringement, ownership rights of any alleged infringed work must be proven. This can be done by registering your intellectual property. At Fidealis we offer you the possibility to register copyright on your creative work. These are then officially certified, signed and timestamped.
This registration allows you to assert your rights in the event of a dispute.
A pioneering solution in the protection of designs and collections, combining electronic signature technologies, timestamping and blockchain. Your creative work is instantly officially certified and archived.