Cumming, GA asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Georgia

Q: I plan to register a copyright for a book in the name of an LLC I recently formed. Is there any downside to this?

The LLC will be listed as the copyright claimant and the author of the work. Thanks in advance!

1 Lawyer Answer
Erik Špila
Erik Špila
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Senec, Slovakia

A: If the executive director of the company changes, he can decide to transfer it to someone else. However, in most of the jurisdiction the legal person can not be an author, so you should check whether it is possible or not, as there is an assumption that even though company can own the rights to the copyrighted work, only natural person can be author. You should check this out with the local IP attorney or copyright office.

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