Copyrights

Copyrights and related rights:
 
Copyright is a legal term describing rights given to creators for their literary and artistic works. The kinds of works covered by copyright include: literary works
such as novels, poems, plays, reference works, newspapers and computer programs; databases; films, musical compositions, and choreography; artistic works such as paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture; architecture; and advertisements, maps and technical drawings. Copyright subsists in a work by virtue of creation; hence it’s not mandatory to register. However, registering a copyright provides evidence that copyright subsists in the work & creator is the owner of the work.


Creators often sell the rights to their works to individuals or companies best able to market the works in return for payment. These payments are often made dependent on the actual use of the work, and are then referred to as royalties. These economic rights have a time limit, (other than photographs) is for life of author plus sixty years after creator’s death.
 
 
General Principles governing the Copyrights and related rights System in India and further details can be viewed at website of Copyright Office website at
http://copyright.gov.in/


Copyrights Services

• General Advisory and support
 
• Preparing necessary documents and filing application for Registration of Copyrights
 
• Drafting Deed of Assignment and Licensing Agreement
 
• Litigation Support

• Other related services