A work is automatically protected by copyright when a work that qualifies for protection is created. There is no need in Sweden to register the work or for the work to be fixated in any material form.
No registration or other formalities are needed for a work to be protected under the Swedish copyright law. Neither is it possible to register a work on a voluntary basis with an authority such as the Swedish Patent and Registration Office.
Copyright notice ©
The copyright symbol ©, which often appears in books and on copies of certain other types of works, has no legal effect in Sweden, but rather serves as a reminder that copyright protection exists for the work.