Computer programs
According to article 1261 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, a computer program is an objectively presented set of data and commands intended for the operation of a computer and other computer devices in order to get a certain result, including preparatory materials obtained during the development of a computer program and the audiovisual displays generated by it.
An applicant for registration of a computer program can be any entity (an individual, a legal entity or an individual entrepreneur).
Copyright is valid from the moment of a computer program creation for the entire life of the author and plus 70 years after his death.
The Civil Code of the Russian Federation does not directly indicate the need for state registration, but to strengthen the legal protection of computer programs, we strongly recommend that You conduct its state registration at the Federal Institute for Industrial Property (FIPS, Rospatent).
State registration of computer programs provides additional legal protection to this object. Also due to the fact that at the moment there are a number of common types of offenses on computer programs (such as - plagiarism (distortion of information about the authors of the work) or counterfeiting (issuing and selling copies of the product without your consent)) the registered text of the program serves as proof of ownership of the created work to You as the author.
Offenders can be held to administrative, criminal and civil liability. By court of law, it is possible to recover damages from the infringer, which includes the author’s moral damage, lost profits from copyright infringement, as well as damage caused to the business reputation of the owner.
The cost of our services: 40 000 rubles
The state fee is paid separately.
For legal entities - 4 500 rubles, for individuals - 3 500 rubles.
On an average, registration of a computer program takes 2 months.