Can I Protect a Decoration?

August 16, 2017

The fashion industry has become very contentious and competitive, which means it is usually necessary to make sure your creativity is properly protected. For example, if you have created a decoration of some kind, you should know that many decorations have similar design elements. It is not unusual for several people to come up with similar designs, even without intending to do so. Under copyright law, you automatically obtain a copyright when you create anything unique and creative like a decoration. However, if you come up with a decorative design on Friday and someone else comes up with something remarkably similar on Monday, you may be forced to prove that you came up with your decoration on Friday. If you have to protect your rights, you will need certain proof that you own your decoration and prove that you were the first to create it. This is exactly why we created the archive.

The fact of the matter is, copyright law protects any and all of your creative work, including decorations, from plagiarism and outright theft. Legally speaking, everyone who creates a decoration has a copyright in their work as soon as they create it, but if someone comes along and challenges your rights in any way, or they create something deceptively similar, you must provide proof of ownership, as well as a date certain of the commencement of your copyright.The system at is the best and the easiest way to make sure your decoration is properly protected. When you deposit your decoration into our system, the protection is immediate. The trained professionals who handle the archive will certify that you and you alone own the decoration and they will certify the date of deposit of your decoration, so that anyone who comes after is infringing on your copyrightr. Your copyright deposit serves as an official witness of your right to every aspect of the creation and design of your decoration.

Your copyright in your decoration is valid for life plus 70 years and, since we will securely store your work in our archive for a minimum of 30 years, and you will always have access to certification of your work, you will always have access to proof of your ownership.

When you make a copyright deposit of your decoration into the system, it is archived and certified by public notaries who have a legal obligation to retain all documents deposited in a way that makes your copyright ownership incontestable. Also, the proof we provide is international, since it is valid in all 171 countries that have signed on to the Berne Convention. That means that you have international protection for your textile model.