Automatically Protection
Last updated: 01/21/2016

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.


For a product to be considered a work, it must be the result of an author’s own personal intellectual creativity.

No registration

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.
Copyright notice © inform about who holds copyright to the work in question.