Original literary, dramatic, musical or
artistic works, sound recordings, films or broadcasts, and the
typographical arrangement of published editions are all protected
by copyright in Guernsey.
Under Guernsey Laws, the author(s) of a
work is the first owner of any copyright in it.
Although copyright is an automatic
right present at the time of creation, proving this can often be a
difficult process. Especially in the online environment, it is easy
for third parties to procure client owned material from web sites
and promotional materials without recourse to the rightful
Our solution at Collas Crill IP is to
provide a copyright depository scheme for our clients. The owner's
work is deposited with us, which we certificate, and in the event
that the work is used by a third party without permission, we can
verify the original existence of the work and take the appropriate