Copyright Objection in India

Copyright is a legal right given by law of the country to the creators of original work for its use and trade. Copyright is just like an asset and is a form of intellectual property.

Any work that falls under categories like literary, drama, music, artistic film recording, painting, photography, poetry, audio recording or song which is new and unique is taken into account original work. To save the first work from infringement or theft, the work of art must be protected. A major limitation on copyright is that copyright protects only the first expression of ideas, and not the underlying ideas themselves.

It is important to record the copyrights granted to the owners and hence copyright registration is important to provide legal claim and rights to the owners for the protection of their work.

Copyright Objection

During the method of copyright registration, there's an opportunity that the copyright application could also be met with objections by the registrar. An objection may rise for various reasons like if there are similarities found within the application and existence of comparable work. The copyright objection may rise anytime from 30 days after the filing of the copyright application.

Why to file reply to copyright objection

After thorough examination of the appliance , if objections rise, the registrar informs the applicant of an equivalent and requests for clarifications. As it may be a legal obligation, it's important to file a response to the copyright objection letter. If a response isn't filed, then the registrar may cancel the copyright application and thus, the appliance is updated as ‘rejected’ within the copyright journal.

To avoid any such results, it's important to reply to the copyright objection to get and sustain the legal rights of the work.

Response to copyright objection

Copyright objection letter is a legal letter and thus responding to it requires legal knowledge and drafting skills. There is no fixed format to draft a response to a copyright objection letter. Thus, either an applicant can draft the response by itself if it possesses enough legal knowledge or it also can hire a jurist to assist answer the copyright objection letter.

Eligibility Criteria for Copyright Objection in India

There are several grounds on which your copyright application can face objection. To become eligible to reply to that copyright objection, all you need is the evidence of originality.

Documents Required for Copyright Objection in India

In reference to the Copyright Objection, following documents are needed

Documents in Support of Reply/Discrepancy Letter Issued

Process for Copyright Objection in India.

The process of filing the reply to copyright Objection reply as follows:

  • Analyse the objection
  • Draft a reply
  • Attach the evidence
  • Submit the reply and the evidence to the copyright department.

How can we assist you with matters of Copyright Objection in India?

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  • Collection of data and starting the method
  • Drafting the application
  • Reviewing the draft and making changes if necessary
  • Filing the application of Copyright Objection
  • Collecting the evidence

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