is a protection that covers published and
unpublished literary, scientific and artistic
works, whatever the form of expression,
provided such works are fixed in a tangible
or material form. Copyrights laws grant
the creator the exclusive right to reproduce,
prepare derivative works, distribute, perform
and display the work publicly.
Copyrights Act, 1957, is the law relating
to Copyrights in India, to encourage creators
to develop/create new work and provide appropriate
protection to them for the same.
laws give protection to the creators and
their creations from un-authorized reproduction
of the same. The creator is called as an
“Author” of the creative work.
Copyrights protection begins when any of
the above-described work is actually created
and fixed in a tangible form. It is a personal
right given to the author of the work. However
registration of a creative work in non-mandatory.
Symbol for copyrights i.e. © may be
used anytime before or after the registration
of the creative work.
can be registered?
protection is available to gamut of creative
activities. This means that anything which
can be seen by you, heard and/or touched
- may be protected. If it is an essay, if
it is a play, if it is a song, if it is
a funky original dance move, if it is a
photograph, HTML coding or a computer graphic
that can be set on paper, recorded on tape
or saved to a hard drive, it may be protected.
addition to our expertise in providing Trademark
related services, we have also been providing
support to our clients in the area of Copyrights
services have helped clients in registering
and protecting their priceless creative
works, thereby ensuring the following:
Granting them an Exclusive right to use
their work without fear of infringement
• Registration, which adds a sense
of authentication in respect of ownership
• Encouraging them to develop/create
• Giving authors multiple rights of
use, license or assignment.
• To get remunerated / rewarded -
by licensing / assigning the work.
procedure for registration of copyrights
is as follows:
Application to Trade Mark Registry for search
of the artistic work
• Filing of a trade mark application
for the artistic work
• Stage of objections, submissions
• Obtaining an assignment letter from
• Application to the Copyrights Office
• Managing objections, submissions
• Registration of copyrights.
may contact us for any queries that you
may have and we shall be glad to assist
you in the same.
SHOWING THE PROCESS OF REGISTRATION OF COPYRIGHTS
RELATING TO AN ARTISTIC WORK BEING USED
AS A TRADE MARK IN INDIA