Copyright Filing

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Copyright helps establish ownership and protect works of art like books, software, music, video recordings, artwork and more. At LawRato we provide services of expert Copyright advocate's who will work with you for obtaining Copyright registration.

What's Included

a) Introduction call. A 30-minute phone call to know your advocate and talk about how you will work together.

b) Checklist of list of documents required will be shared.

c) Verification of your documents.

d) Obtaining Registration of Copyright and handling the required paperwork.

What's Not Included

a) Additional work by the advocate after obtaining registration.

You May Also Want To Know

a) For what can copyright be obtained?
You can get a copyright for any unique and creative content. This could range from a design, a sketch, a painting, a song   recording, a music video, a movie, a poem, a book or even a short story.

b) What are the documents required for copyright registration?
A copy of the work needs to be provided along with the address and identity proof of the owner is required. For a company, the name of the company along with its Certificate of Incorporation and address proof is required.

c) Do I need a trademark or copyright? What is the difference?
A trademark is a mark given to protect a brand name, logo or slogan. On the other hand, copyright is a protection given to unique content like a book, music, videos, songs and artistic content.

d) After applying for a copyright, if someone else copies my content, is there any protection?
Yes, absolutely. You must immediately send a legal notice and after sending the notice, if the problem does not get resolved, you can even file a case against the other side in a court of law.

e) Is there any way to search if the content has been copyrighted by someone else in the past?
Unfortunately, there is no such mechanism. However, you should do a thorough search on the internet, using Google or your preferred search engine to check if there is similar content available already.

f) If someone claims I have infringed their copyright, what can I do?
Typically, they will send you a legal notice claiming that you have copied their copyright. You can send a reply to this legal notice and we can help you find a lawyer who will fight your case for you.

g) How long is copyright registration valid for?
Copyright protection is valid for a duration of 60 years. If it is literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the 60-year period is counted from the year following the death of the author. In the case of cinematograph films, sound recordings, photographs, posthumous publications, anonymous and pseudonymous publications, works of government and works of international organizations, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication.

h) Is a copyright valid in India alone or is it valid across the world?
A copyright is valid in India. However, if you have filed a copyright in India, you can use this as evidence before any government to prove that you were using the copyrighted content first.

i) Can I sell or transfer a copyright registration? 
A copyright registration can be sold, transferred, gifted and franchised with due consent from the owner of the work.

j) What rights does a copyright holder have?
A copyright holder has the right to copy or reproduce the creative work, the right to be credited for it, the right to determine who may adapt the work to other forms and who may benefit financially from it.

h) What kinds of works are protected by copyright law in India?
Any literary work including a computer program and computer database, a sound or audio recording, including songs and recorded dialogues, a cinematographic film, including film, video and animated film. Artistic works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings such as a map, a photograph, architecture/ artistic craftsmanship and dramatic work. Finally, any musical work can be copyrighted.

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