Protect your logos, books, periodicals, magazines, videos, audio recording, cinematography and enjoy legal rights over it.
Copyright refers to the ownership rights of works such as literature, theatre, music, artwork, and sound recordings. Copyright registration ensures that the authors' rights to ownership and enjoyment of their works are protected and compensated, thereby safeguarding and remunerating creativity.
There has been a significant increase in the amount of intellectual property registered in India due to a greater awareness of intellectual property laws. Copyright registration is one of the most important forms of intellectual property protection.
Copyrights are protected by “THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957” though there have several amendments to the act.
The registrar must receive an application (including all the particulars and a statement of the particulars) in FORM IV format along with the required fees (mentioned in the Schedule 2 of the act.). Separate applications are required for each work.
Fees for different works have been given by the government in this link: http://copyright.gov.in/frmFeeDetailsShow.aspx
Following process must be followed in order get the copyright registration
|What’s protected||Any word, phrase, symbol or design that recognizes and differentiates the source of one party's goods from those of another.||Inventions, such as procedure, manufacturer, composition, machines of matter as well as improvements to these.||Books, articles, music, photography, sculptures, dances, sound recordings, motion films and other original works of authorship.|
|Requirements for protection||A mark must be distinguishable, in the sense that it must be able to identify the source of a certain good||A fresh, valuable, and unusual invention is required.||A work must be unique, original, and created in a tangible manner.|
|Term of protection||Validity for 10 years can be made perpetual by renewing the trademark every 10 year||20 years||Author’s life span+ 70 years.|
|Rights Granted||Right to use the mark and to prohibit others from using identical marks in a way that could create confusion about the goods or services' origin.||Right to restrict others from manufacturing, selling, or importing the patented invention.||Copyrighted works have the power to dictate their reproduction, creative works, circulation, public performance, and display.|
|Rights comes into existence||Once the trademark gets registered the applicant of the mark can claim complete right over the said mark. Registration usually takes 12-18 months.||Patent registration takes about 2-3 years in all. But the owner can stop anyone else from claiming right over a particular patent the moment he applies for provisional patent.||Exclusive rights over the copyright are created the moment the authorship creates the work.|
Copyright registration is the process of legally registering your creative work with the government in order to prevent unauthorized duplication, distribution, or performance.
Copyright can be registered for literary, musical, dramatic, artistic, and other intellectual works.
No, once your work has been created and fixed to a tangible medium of expression, copyright protection exists automatically. However, registration provides additional legal protection and benefits.
Copyright registration provides a public record of your ownership of the work, the ability to sue for infringement, and eligibility for statutory damages and attorney fees.
According to the Berne Convention, copyright acquired in India will be accorded the status of foreign workers, and copyright protection will be extended to all signatory nations.
Yes, you can register a copyright for a previously published work in India, provided that it meets the eligibility requirements.
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KNAP Advisory can assist you with the registration of your brand name, the filing of your patent, and the copyright protection of your work in India. If you require assistance with the registration of your intellectual property, please contact our expert at +91-93119-72982 or drop us an mail at [email protected]
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