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UKraine Copyright | Photographs

1. Copyright Protection of a Photographic Work

Original photos are works of art and are protected by copyright. Copyright to a work originates at the moment of the work’s creation, regardless of the method of image fixation (using semiconductor elements, film, other photographic materials), genre (portrait, landscape, still life, street photography, reportage, documentary photography, genre photography, advertising photography, reproduction, photo hunting, underwater photography, macro photography, micro photography, panorama, selfie, etc.), method of reproduction or use.

As the author of a photographic work, you in particular have the exclusive right to:

  • reproduce, copy your work;
  • publish your work in print;
  • publish your work in electronic form, including on the Internet;
  • allow (including issue licenses) to other persons who want to perform the above actions.

However, despite the fact that the law is on the side of the author and provides him with unconditional protection, violations related to the illegal use of other people's photos often occur, which leads to pre-trial and court disputes.

In such cases, in order to initiate the protection of your rights and get the infringement stopped, you need to have proof that you are the author.

To inform other people that you are the author of the work, use the copyright sign (Latin letter "c" in a circle), indicate your surname and first name, as well as the year of creation of the work (for example, © Tarasenko A.P. , 2018).

However, the most reliable way to prove your authorship is the state registration of copyright, as a result of which you receive a certificate. A collection of photos can be included in one application.

Registration of Copyright In Ukraine

Description Cost, UAH.
40301 ATTORNEY'S FEE for drafting and filing a copyright application — coef. 1 2500.00
40302 ATTORNEY'S FEE for copyright prosecution (tracking deadlines, receiving documents, reporting an office action) — coef. 1 1000.00
40303 Copyright filing fee (OFFICIAL FEE) - for individuals 255* / 510**

* individual

** legal entity

The examination of the application takes place within 2 months.

The application for registration of copyright to a work must contain:

  • a statement in the Ukrainian language, drawn up according to the approved form;
  • a copy of the work (published or unpublished) in printed form or in electronic form;
  • if it was published earlier - a document testifying to the fact and date of publication of the work;
  • a document on the payment of a fee for preparation for the registration of a copyright for a work or a copy of a document confirming the right to be exempted from paying the fee;
  • a document on the payment of the state duty for the issuance of a certificate or a copy of the document confirming the right to exemption from the payment of the duty for the issuance of a certificate;
  • a power of attorney issued in the name of a patent attorney (does not require notarization);
  • other documents, depending on the situation.

Consultations On Copyright Protection

We provide consultations on copyright protection in Ukraine and abroad, as well as written materials explaining the stages and cost of registration.

The following are provided free of charge:

  • first 15 minutes of oral consultation on copyright protection;
  • standard written materials on the stages and cost of copyright registration.

In most cases, free consultations and basic written materials are enough to make a decision to start working with us.

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