What does a copyright do?
SHORT ANSWER: Give your work more validity, power in court, and makes it easier to promote.
Did you know that, as the original creator of a work, you already have rights to your work without a formal copyright?
So, if you automatically get rights to your work, what’s the point of registering a copyright?
Validity: Registering your work with the Library of Congress validates your work in a way that few other things can. It shows that you take your work seriously, and makes it easier for you to sell your work as a professional, not an amateur.
Power In CourtHaving a copyright gives to a TON more power in court should you either:
A) have someone infringe on your copyright and you have to sue them, or
B) even worse, have someone else claim they were the original creator and try to sue you.
By creating a copyright, you can establish a date of creation and prove that you created your work before the other party.
You also qualify for statutory damages in a court of law (meaning you can receive a lot more money should someone infringe on your copyright).
Promoted through Public Record: When you file a copyright, the U.S. Library of Congress also keeps and promotes a record of your copyright for everyone else to see.
This increases the amount of people who will be able to learn about your work and makes it easier for people to discover you.
License Your Work: Copyrights also makes licensing your work a lot easier. By having a copyright registration number, you can more easily define what material you are licensing.
How does it work?
1. Fill out a 20 Minute Form.
2. Pay Your $199 Invoice
3. We file your Copyright Application for you
4. Your Copyright is officially filed and will be accepted or rejected in a few weeks.
Why Choose SNAP Legal?
It used to be that, if you wanted a provisional patent application to protect your intellectual property, your options were pretty costly:
1) Hire an attorney and spend upwards of $3000 to get them to draft and file it for you,
2) Spend thousands of dollars to go through the training to learn how to file it yourself,
3) Try to file it yourself, without any guidance/education, and waste hundreds of dollars on rejections and office actions, or
4) Go without a patent at all and simply HOPE that no one would infringe on your unprotected work.
But hey, that’s just the price of running a business, right?
Maybe in the past…
…until we decided to do things a better way!
We created a step-by-step system that teaches you exactly what you need to know. No unnecessary legal jargon, no dictionary required.
Simply watch a few videos that explain what you need to do in order to prepare to file your patent, and work alongside the videos to get your application started & completed in less than a day, and filed later that week!
With the help of Devin Miller, a legal attorney that specializes in patents & trademarks (and CEO of Miller IP Law), and Joseph Yarrington, legal automation specialist, you can get your patent finished fast!
You get all this without the crazy cost you might expect. Because we don’t have to charge you for attorney’s time, we pass those savings directly on to you!
Rather than spending upwards of $2000 on a patent, you can DIY it with SNAP Legal for just $299!
So why should you choose SNAP Legal?
Because it offers an option that is robust, affordable, and done in a snap!
Should I Use SNAP Legal, or Use A Lawyer Instead?
SNAP Legal isn’t for everyone. If you are looking for a higher-end, personalized patent that was crafted by an experienced attorney, SNAP Legal won’t give that to you. An attorney will.
Compare the differences using the chart below:
How much does SNAP LEGAL cost?
DIY-ing a copyright with SNAP Legal costs $199. You have the option to hire an attorney help later on in the process for small additional fees, but those are optional.
Copyright that are crafted from scratch by attorneys typically run upwards of $1000 but they can be worth a LOT more.
The worth of a copyright depends on the worth of the intellectual property that it protects.
A copyright that protects a book that you plan on selling to feed your family can be worth everything. It protects artists & creatives from losing their business’s image to a competitor and losing out on everything you worked so hard to create.
So, how much is a copyright worth to you?
It depends on how much your art & hard work is worth to you.
Who needs a copyright?
If You’re A Creative
If you write, draw, design, sculpt… or do ANYTHING to CREATE, then copyrights are primarily for you.
If you are proud of your work & want to share it with the world (without the world stealing it from you), then a copyright will help you stay protected.
A copyright empowers you to take legal action against anyone that tries to steal your work.
If you have already had someone try to steal your work, but you don’t already have a formal copyright, you can actually still get protected.
If you are preparing to take someone to court, you actually qualify for expedited processing with the Library of Congress!
So don’t let those copycats take advantage of you!
Get a copyright now.