Copyright Registration Services – India, USA and International
- Copyright Filing and Registration
- Handling Copyright Objections
- Copyright Opinions and Reports
- Content Protection and Management
- Copyright Clearance
- Copyright Contract Review, Drafting and Negotiation
- Copyright Licensing/Transfers
- Copyright Enforcement
- Copyright Risk Assessment
- Take Down Notices and Process
- Digital Rights Management
- Copyright Litigation Management
- Piracy Management
- Content Monitoring and Reporting
- Copyright Audit/Compliance
Copyrights protect creative expressions in the form of literary, artistic, musical, cinematographic, photographic and other works. Though copyright protection is automatic on creation of a work, registration of a copyright offers several advantages in enforcing one’s copyrights. In today’s world of opportunities, especially in the internet/digital realm, several avenues of generating revenue are available to creators and content owners.
Having registered hundreds of copyrights for our clients, our team of copyright attorneys are adept at helping clients file and acquire copyright registrations with ease. Our work with entertainment and publishing industry during the last ten years has given us a good insight into licensing and other copyright contracts, enabling us to offer highly value added license/contract drafting, and negotiation services. In addition to helping clients manage copyright litigation efficiently, our team also helps clients strategize dispute resolution and arrive at amicable settlements.
BIP’s copyright team comprises of copyright, entertainment and media law experts having long drawn experience of working with the entertainment industry in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Most copyright attorneys at the firm have either a Doctorate or Masters degree in Intellectual Property with specialization in copyright law. BIP’s attorneys teach at leading institutes such as NLSIU Bangalore, IIM Bangalore, IIT Bombay, etc.
1.What is a copyright?
A copyright is a bundle of exclusive rights which are granted to the creators of certain works which are enshrined under The Copyright Act, 1957. This right is conferred only for a particular period and after that the copyrighted work is available for free use in public domain.
2.What all can be protected under the copyright law?
The Copyright regime in India is regulated by The Copyright Act, 1957. The specific works for which a copyright can be sought are as follows:
Literary, artistic, dramatic, musical, sound recording and cinematograph films.
3.How can I file a copyright application in India?
BIP Counsels is one of leading firms in India which provides extensive services in the area of copyright law. Contact us now to avail copyright services. A copyright application can be filed online or an application can be send in the prescribed forms through speed post or courier.
4.What is the meaning of the symbol ©?
Copyright, like other IP rights, also grants exclusivity. The symbol informs the users of the underlying claim of copyright in the published work.
5.I am an employee in a company and I develop a program. Can I own the copyright over it?
No. In the case of a program made in the course of author’s employment under a contract of service or apprenticeship, the employer shall, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, be the first owner of the copyright.
6.I have developed an app. How can copyright law help me?
Copyright law can grant you exclusivity over your work and you can gain monetary benefit from it. Copyright law can help you to extend protection to the open source code of the particular application. We here at BIP Counsels would suggest you to use images in public domain for the purpose of creating an app, to avoid any legal trouble.
7.I am an author. How can I benefit from Copyright law?
Copyright law grants protection to creators of original literary works. We at BIP Counsels would like to reiterate an important underlying principle of Copyright Law, that copyright exists in the expression of an idea, and not in the idea itself. You can seek the protection of copyright over your work and utilise the exclusivity rights which are granted under the Copyright Act, 1957. As an author you can enjoy various rights like the right to reproduce your work, to issue copies of the work to the public, perform the work in public, communicate the work to the public, make any translation of the work, make any adaptation of the work and make sound recording or cinematographic film in respect of your work.
8.I am a blogger . Do I need copyright?
Yes, if you are publishing any original story, poems, write up etc., we at bananaIP Counsels would highly recommend you to seek copyright protection for the same.
9.Can I license my copyrighted work?
Yes, definitely! Once a person gets a copyright in his work, he can authorise a third person to use his work by way of a license and exploit his work for monetary benefits. We at BIP Counsels encourage the licensor of a particular work to include certain details in the licensing agreement such as:
- Duration of the license
- Rights licensed
- Royalty to be paid
- Territorial extent of the license
Conditions subject to which termination of the license may take place
10.How can I get copyright protection for a particular web site which I have developed?
A website consists of various IPR’s. A website may be a combination of several works such as literary works, artistic works (photographs etc.), sound recordings, video clips, cinematograph films and broadcastings and computer software. We here at BIP Counsels would suggest the creator of a particular website to file separate application for each of these.