Program codes for computers and mobile applications, website codes and databases are generally considered literary work and enjoy the same protection coverage as other copyright objects from the date of their creation during the author’s life plus an additional 70 years.
Some IT solutions are also patentable as computer implemented inventions if they have features that solve a particular technical problem or have a specific technical effect. You can learn more about patentable IT solutions in the Patents section (click here).
Another way to protect rights to a computer program is state registration of the code, upon which you receive a certificate that fixes details of the code, its programming language and purpose. Such registration is a formal, fast and relatively inexpensive procedure, available, for example, at the Russian PTO. A state certificate gives a number of advantages to the IP owners, such as:
Certificate of Registration
Documents / Information we need
- Names and addresses of applicant(s) and inventor(s);
- Description of the computer program (year of creation, programming language, basic functions etc.);
- Program’s source code;
- Power of Attorney executed by the applicant.
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