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Find All Copyright Records Registered by a Specific Company During Particular Years?

TOPIC: One way to keep track of the products of your competition is to watch their intellectual property portfolio, in this case their copyrights. You can also review their unpublished copyrights to see what possble products they are thinking about for the future.

U.S. Copyrights
(File 120) provides access to registration details for all active copyright and mask-work registrations or renewals granted by the U.S. Copyright Office from January 1, 1978 to the present. The database is a fast screening tool for checking the ownership and registration status of a particular work, as well as a particular individual's or entity's portfolio of registered works.

In this example you want to find all copyright records for the company Lego, also known as Interlego, for 2006 forward. Note: OW= and CO= retrieve owner(s)/claimant(s). CO= is recommended for searching multiple databases in a OneSearch.

 

COMMAND SUMMARY

BEGIN 120
SELECT OW=(LEGO OR INTERLEGO)
SELECT S1 AND YR>2005

TYPE S2/9/ALL


HOW TO...



1. BEGIN in the copyright database (File 120).

 

2. SELECT the company name(s) using OW= or CO=. Note if you want all records use all names related to the company.

3. SELECT a range of years using the colon (:) or the greater than sign (>) for years later than a specific year.

?b 120

File 120:U.S. Copyrights 1978-2007/Feb 06
       (c) format only 2007 Dialog

      Set  Items  Description
      ---  -----  -----------
?s ow=(lego or interlego)
             174  OW=LEGO
             127  OW=INTERLEGO
      S1     212  OW=(LEGO OR INTERLEGO)

?s s1 and yr>2005
             212  S1
          209624  YR>2005
      S2       5  S1 AND YR>2005



4. TYPE all records using Format 9 to see the complete records.

Note: Some records are omitted from this display.

?t s2/9/all

  2/9/1 
  DIALOG(R)File 120: U.S. Copyrights
  (c) format only 2007 Dialog. All rights reserved.
  
  17085580 
  Bionicle : dark hunters. 
  
  Class: TX (Textual Works) 
  LC Retrieval Code: B (Monographic works of a non-dramatic literary
  nature) 
  Status: Registered 
  Registration Number: TX6445623 
  Date Registered: May 26, 2006 (20060526) 
  Date of Creation: 2006 
  Date of Publication: June 01, 2006 
  Author: Lego Group 
  Owner: Lego Group 
  Notes: Cataloged from appl. only. 
  Edition Statement: 2nd ed. 
  Miscellaneous: C.O. corres. 
      

2/9/2 DIALOG(R)File 120: U.S. Copyrights (c) format only 2007 Dialog. All rights reserved. 17031153 Metru Nui, city of the great spirit. Class: TX (Textual Works); unpublished LC Retrieval Code: B (Monographic works of a non-dramatic literary nature) Status: Registered Registration Number: TXu1302665 Date Registered: April 19, 2006 (20060419) Date of Creation: 2004 Author: Interlego, AG Owner: Interlego, AG Limitation or New Matter: NM: adaptation of The Bionicle story and additions. Notes: Cataloged from appl. only.

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