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 Zwapall are thorough on Indian copyright laws and can assist a copyright holder in registering, protecting, managing and enforcing his rights.
Any publication work such as Catalogues, brochures, Literary work/books, Speeches, photographs, CDs and Computer Programs/ Software/ Software codes, Websites, Animation Cartoons, 3D Animation Films & Movies, etc., can be registered as CopyRight.
The color combination, style of writing & get up of the brand name, logo, or label, product wrapper can be registered as Copyright.
If you have worked for something then you need to protect it. Copyright your creations to protect your logo design, artistic work, books, software, films, song or music, animation, ad film, etc. This helps you to promote your creations in a competitive market and also to monetise it. Otherwise, your creations will be pirated thereby causing a heavy fall in your profitability. It is suggested to protect your investment by registering your work under the Copyright Act without delay.
It is valid for min.60 years and max Lifetime + 50 years. Copyright need not be renewed. Literary & artistic works will be valid in 178 countries out of 195 countries.
From the time Copyright Office India receives the application, it will start processing. Time taken by the Copyright Office for processing applications is around 3 months - 10 months.
Yes. Any person who knowingly infringes or abets the infringement of the Copyright in any work commits a criminal offense under Sec. 63 of the Copyright Act. 1957.
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 a fine of Rs. 1 lakh.
Preparing necessary documents and filing the same with the Copyright Office, New Delhi.
After Stage I, the Registry might raise its own objection and seek a reply from the applicant.
If the Registrar is convinced with the submissions, the applicant’s work will be published in the Gazette.
After publishing the work in the Gazette, they will wait for a few months.
If no opposition is filed by anyone, the Certificate will be issued and you will be the exclusive owner of the work.
Registrar of Copyrights,
4th Floor, Jeevan Deep Building,
New Delhi - 110001