Office of Intellectual Property Management

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Office of Intellectual Property Management
General Data
Branch: UF Starfleet Command
Fleet Affiliation: Starfleet
Founded: 2379
Status: Active
Location: Pinastri Sector
Homebase: UF Starfleet Command Headquarters
Division Staff
Division Head: Vacant
*Vice Division Head: Vacant
Division Structure


Welcome to the Office of Intellectual Property Management. It is the duties of this office to protect all UFS Images, and Documents (Intellectual UFS Property) from copyright infringement. It is also the duty of this office to assist and serve UFS personnel with copyright questions and general management of Intellectual UFS Property.

Intellectual property is a term referring to a number of distinct types of legal monopolies over creation of the mind, both personal and commercial, and the corresponding fields of law. United Federation Starfleet is granted exclusive rights to all creations of the mind of its members, when that member, its creator, agrees to use it in any official UFS format.

Such assets Include:

  • Literary Works
  • Artistic Works
  • Discoveries and Inventions
  • Words, Phrases
  • Symbols
  • Designs
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Industrial Design Rights
  • Trade Secrets

  • The Law

  • The Copyright Act of 1976 of the United States of America

  • Under section 102 of the Act, copyright protection extends to "original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.
  • It is the Duty of this office to enforce any and all Copyright Infringement action on individuals, or groups of individuals that illegally use UFS Protected Intellectual Property.

  • Penalties

The legal penalties for copyright infringement are:

  • Infringer pays the actual dollar amount of damages and profits.
  • The law provides a range from $200 to $150,000 for each work infringed.
  • Infringer pays for all attorneys fees and court costs.
  • The Court can issue an injunction to stop the infringing acts.
  • The Court can impound the illegal works.
  • The infringer can go to jail.

DMCA Compliance

  • It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. It is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement to respective parties as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify. The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, but we will respond to notices of this form from other jurisdictions as well.

  • Regardless of whether we may be liable for such infringement under local country law or United States law, our response to these notices may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers. If we remove access in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that they may make a counter notification. We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act. Please note that in addition to being forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content, a copy of this legal notice may be sent to a third-party which may publish and/or annotate it.

To All UFS Personnel

If you discover official UFS Material on a Non-UFS related website, or such material is being used in a non official capacity, please report such activity to the Office of Judge Advocate General / Office of Intellectual Property Management.


Office of Intellectual Property Management
Director Intellectual Property Management R-blank.png Vacant