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I have a unique painting, how can I copyright it?

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I have a unique painting, how can I copyright it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Alex Reese replied 1 year ago.

Hello, in theory the copyright arises automatically upon creation of the work, however, to have enforceable copyrights in court you need to register it with the copyright office, go to and you can read the instructions and file yourself for about $40.

Expert:  Alex Reese replied 1 year ago.

as part of the application you will submit a photo/print of the painting.

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