Intellectual Property

About Intellectual Property

Coomus is committed to helping people and organizations protect their intellectual property rights. The Coomus Terms of Use do not allow posting content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.

Copyright

Copyright is a legal right that seeks to protect original works of authorship (ex: books, music, film, art).

Generally, copyright protects original expression such as words or images. It does not protect facts and ideas, although it may protect the original words or images used to describe an idea. Copyright also doesn’t protect things like names, titles and slogans; however, another legal right called a trademark might protect those.

In most countries, copyright is a legal right that protects original works of authorship (ex: books, music, art). Generally, copyright doesn't protect facts and ideas, but it may protect the original words or images that express an idea.

To learn more about the scope of copyright protection in the US, visit the World Intellectual Property Organization's website. For a list of country-specific copyright websites, please visit WIPO’s directory.

Reporting Copyright Infringements

If you believe someone is using your copyrighted work without your permission, you may wish to email us via support@coomus.com. Please be sure to include a complete copyright claim in your report. Keep in mind that you don’t need an Coomus account to submit a report.

Before you report a claim of copyright infringement, you may want to reach out to the person who posted the content. You may be able to resolve the issue without contacting Coomus at all.

To report a claim of copyright infringement, please email us via support@coomus.com.

Trademark

A trademark is a word, slogan, symbol or design (like a brand name or a logo) that distinguishes the products or services offered by one party from those offered by others. Generally, trademark law seeks to prevent confusion among consumers about who provides or is affiliated with a product or service. The owner of a trademark may be able to prevent others from using its trademark (or a similar trademark) in a way that would confuse people into thinking that there’s a relationship between the trademark owner and a person who isn’t authorized to use the trademark or that the trademark owner endorses that other person’s products or services.

The owner of a trademark may claim rights to a trademark through registration with a recognized trademark office. In certain countries and in certain situations, rights for an unregistered trademark may be created through actual use of the trademark in commerce or business. Keep in mind that just registering a company with a government office or getting a business permit may not by itself create trademark rights.

To learn more about trademarks, visit the World Intellectual Property Organization's website. For a list of trademark offices in other countries, please visit the WIPO's trademark directory.

Reporting Trademark Infringements

If you believe someone is using your trademark without your permission, you may wish to email us via support@coomus.com. Please be prepared to include a complete trademark claim in your report. Keep in mind that you don’t need an Coomus account to submit a report.

Before you submit a claim of trademark infringement, you may want to reach out to the person who posted the content. You may be able to resolve the issue without contacting Coomus.

To report a claim of trademark infringement, please email us via support@coomus.com.