Copyright

Copyright is an original work of authorship in a creative way and innovation fields like Art, Music, photography, Software and any intellectual work is protected through copyrights.

The indian copyright Act protects the original work of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work, cinematographic films, sound recordings and much more besides. Copyright protection is not mandatory in India but it is recommended for certain kinds of works for their better enforcement. India is a signatory to Berne convention, copyright protection is thus equally available to works, created by foreign nationals in convention countries.

The duration of Copyright in unpublished work is perpetual. Copyright protection in published works is provided to the author for his entire life and which continues for the period of sixty years after the author dies. In the case of joint authors, the term is 60 years after the last author dies. For other categories of works such as records, photographs, the period of protection is 60 years from the date of first publication of the work. In case of cinematograph films also copyright is given for the period of 60 years and that 60 years are being computed from the date of the first public exhibition.

The firm furnishes all stakeholders/authors of the creative communities including individual artists and authors, rights managers, publishers, IT companies, producers and broadcasters etc. We have successful records in delivering landmark judgements on moral rights, fair dealing, compulsory licensing, copyright in characters, and assisting in the formation of collecting societies.

We provide service to our clients with best effective rates and our services include Copyright protection and registration, licensing and assignment, contract negotiation and drafting, due diligence, clearances and regulatory compliances, dispute resolution and enforcement. In addition to the above services we have created a separate team for the areas of Arts and antiques, Media and Entertainment, and IT and E- Commerce.

The registered owner can file an infringement suit in an appropriate court of law.

Trademark

A Trademark is a sign that is able to distinguish one enterprise’s goods from those of other enterprises. It is granted for a period of 10 years and can be renewed for every 10 years. Over time Trademark becomes synonymous with a company name, so that you don’t even need to see the name to recognize a particular business.Once a Trademark is granted to the owner then he can claim over it if he finds some third person using his (same) name by suing him in court or can also claim compensation from him.

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Copyright

Copyright is a legal term that is used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic work. It is to be noted that Copyright is granted to only those persons who have originally adopted or created it.Works that are covered under Copyright ranges from books, music, paintings, sculptures and films, computer programs, database, websites, advertisements, amps and technical drawings, Sound Recording and musical compositions, video games and computer softwares, dramatic works such as plays and musicals, cinematographic work, literary work, musical or dramatic work.

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Industrial Design

An Industrial Designs constitutes the decorative or aesthetic aspect of a piece of writing . A Design may contains three dimensional features, like shape or surface of a piece of writing , or of two dimensional features like patterns, lines or colours.But Industrial Designs are different from patents as in Patients only new inventions or novel inventions can be registered but it is not mandatory in the case of Industrial Designs. In Industrial Design only new shape of the product is necessary.

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Geographical Indications

Geographical Indications and appellation of origin are signs used on goods, that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities, a reputation or characteristics that are essentially attributable to that place of origin. Most commonly, Geographical Indication includes the name of the place of origin of goods.For eg. Oranges are famous in Nagpur, Shikanji is famous in Modi Nagar.

Trade Secrets

Trade secrets are confidential information which may be sold or licensed. The unauthorized acquisition use or disclosure of such secret information during a manner contrary to honest commercial practices by others is considered an unfair practice and a violation of secret protection. However, it is not practiced strictly in India.