League City, TX asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Texas

Q: I want to create a book for children, with unique characters. Is this able to be copyright on my own and how do i do it?

1 Lawyer Answer
Yan Zong
Yan Zong
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Westchester, IL

A: Hi, yes. First, when you create a book or a piece of art on your own idea, technically you have the copyright. However you can also register it with the US Copyright Office in order to enforce your right, i.e. suing other people if they fringe on your right. It is simple and you don't need a lawyer to do that.

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