If you have found a trademark that works for your business, the first step is to search the Canadian Trademarks Database to see if it is available.
I assigned the renewal rights in my song to a publisher when I first wrote it and the publisher renewed it for me. Your trademark stands for your brand Protecting your brand and the products and services it stands for is critical to your future sales.
The song must be your original work, meaning that it must have been created by you and must show some minimal amount of creativity. However, it probably is still protected in foreign countries, since for a long time most other countries have had a single term of copyright based upon a number of years beyond the life of the author, such as now is the case in the U.
Prepare derivative works, including new arrangements.
But they are. Therefore, you get to keep the full amount. Once the government has processed your application, the copyright registration is sent directly to you.
If no such clause existed, your assignment to the publisher probably was unconditional, and you have no right to treat the copyright as your own.
In fact, your brand can become one of the most valuable things about your business as customers come to know it well it over time. As always, if you want to follow along by email, sign up below. Must I still put a copyright notice on published copies of my song?
If you register by mail, you can send the fee by check or money order.