Copyright safeguards creativity. Creativity is the keystone of progress. Social and economic development of a society is dependent on creativity. The protection provided by copyright to the efforts of artists, writers, designers, musicians, dramatists, architects and producers of sound recordings, computer software, cinematography films, ad films, animation films, creates an atmosphere conducive to creativity, which induces them to create more and motivate others to create.
IP Consultants, Copyright infringement lawyers and Copyright Attorneys at J and J IP is thorough on Indian copyright laws and can assist a copyright holder in registering, protecting, managing and enforcing his rights.
What are the different kinds of Copyright ?
The colors combination, style of writing & get up of the brand name, logo or label, product wrapper can be registered as Copy Right.
Any publication work such as Catalogs, brochures, Literary work/books, Speeches, photographs, CD’s and Computer Programs/ Software/ Software codes, Websites, Animation Cartoons, 3D Animation Films & Movies etc., can be registered as Copy Right.
Why should I register Copyright India?
If you have worked hard to create a product then you need to protect your logo design, copyright artistic work, copyright books, copyright software, copyright films, copyright song or music, copyright animation, copyright ad film etc. to promote yourself in the competitive market. Otherwise your creations will be pirated thereby causing heavy fall in your turnover or profitability.
It is suggested to protect your investment by registering your work under Copy Right Act without delay.
Validity of the Copyright Registration India:
It is valid for min.60 years and max Lifetime plus 50 years. Copyright need not be renewed.
How long it will take to register?
From the time Copyright Office India receives the application it will start processing. As of now due to huge backlog Copyright office time taken for processing applications is around 18 months- 2 years. If there are no legal complications you may expect to receive the certificate of Registration within six months to eighteen months period.
Is Copy Right infringement a criminal offense?
Yes. Any person who knowingly infringes or abets the infringement of the Copyright in any work commits criminal offense under Sec. 63 of the Copyright Act. 1957.
What are the punishments for a criminal offence under the Copyright law?
The minimum punishment of infringement of Copyright is imprisonment not less than six months with the minimum fine of Rs.50,000/-. In case of a second conviction the minimum punishment is for one year and fine of Rs. 1 lakh.
What all civil remedies available for owner of Copyright?
- Obtaining injunction against the infringer
- Seizing infringing copies and equipment’s used for printing
- Claim heavy damages.
Stages involved in Copyright registration.
Preparing necessary documents and filing the same with the Copyright Office, New Delhi.
After Stage I, the Registry might raise their own objection and sought reply from our side. For giving reply, generally other firms charge. But we do not charge.
If the Registrar is convinced with our submissions, the applicant’s work will go for Gazette Publication.
After publishing the work in the Gazette, they will wait for 90 days.
After 120 days, if no opposition is filed by any one, the Certificate will be issued and you will be the exclusive owner of the work.
- 4 copies of your work
- Power of attorney to Copyright Attorney.
- Name, Age, Father’s name, address and nationality of the Applicant.
- Nature of the Applicant's interest in the copyright of the work.
- Language of the Work.
- Description of the work.
- Title of the work.
- Details regarding prior publication of the work.
- Official fees & professional charges (to be paid at the time of entrusting the work )
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Copyright office address
Registrar of Copyrights,
4th Floor, Jeevan Deep Building,
New Delhi - 110001