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How to Copyright your Logo

There isn’t an official registration procedure or place to register your copyright ownership, as copyright is an unregistered right requiring no official action to effect. Copyright comes into effect immediately as soon as something is created.

Copyright is automatic in the UK. Unlike some other forms of intellectual property, you don’t have to apply for it and there’s no register of copyright holders.

In practice, however, it can be difficult to enforce legally.

Ways in which you can help prove your authorship of an original work, and so underpin your copyright, are:

  • leaving a dated copy of your work with a bank or solicitor.
  • posting a copy of your logo to yourself by special delivery and leaving the dated package unopened.
  • registering your work with The UK Copyright Service.