Copyright Registration Services – India, the 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 expression 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 the entertainment and publishing industries over the last decade has given us a insight into licensing and other copyright contract issues. This enables us to offer 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 to arrive at amicable settlements.
BananaIP Counsel’s copyright team is made up of copyright, entertainment and media law experts with significant experience working within the entertainment industry in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Most copyright attorneys at the firm have either a Doctorate or Master’s degree in Intellectual Property with a specialization in copyright law. BIP’s attorneys teach at leading institutes such as NLSIU Bangalore, IIM Bangalore, IIT Bombay, and more.
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 of 1957. This right is conferred only for a specific time. After that the copyrighted work is available for free use in the public domain.
2.What all can be protected under the copyright law?
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?
BananaIP Counsels is one of leading firms in India which provides extensive services in copyright law. A copyright application can be filed online or an application can be sent in the prescribed forms through speed post or courier. Contact us now to discuss copyright services.
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 during an 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 application. We here at BananaIP Counsels would suggest you use images in public domain to create 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 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 utilize 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 BIP would highly recommend you seek copyright protection for the same.
9.Can I license my copyrighted work?
Yes! Once a person gets a copyright in his work, he can authorize a third person to use his work by way of a license and exploit his work for monetary benefits. We at BIP encourage the licensor of a 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, artistic works (photographs etc.), sound recordings, video clips, cinematograph films and broadcastings and computer software. We here at BIP would suggest the creator of a website to file separate application for each of these.