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The duration of Copyright in unpublished work is perpetual.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.