Patent Drafting

What is a Copyright?

Copyright is a type of Intellectual Property describing ownership of control of the rights to the use and distribution of works of creative expression, including books, videos, movies, music, computer programs, or the like. The duration of copyright is the author's lifetime or artist plus 60 years from the year following the author's death.

Copyright may be taken for the following works:

  • Books
  • Films
  • Training Manuals
  • Software
  • Literary Work
  • Performance
  • Music
  • Paintings etc

Rights of Copyright Owner

  • Right to reproduce the copyrighted work.
  • Right to prepare derivative works based on the work.
  • Right to distribute copies of the work to the public.
  • Right to publicly perform the copyrighted work.
  • Right to publicly display the copyrighted work.
  • Right to digitally transmit to publicly perform the copyrighted work (E.g., sound recording).

Who can file a Copyright Application?

  • Author
  • Copyright Claimant
  • Owner of Exclusive Rights
  • Authorized Agent
Requirements to file a Copyright Application
  • One application for one work
  • Copyright Work (two copies)
  • Form XIV (Application of Registration of Copyright)
    • Name, address, nationality of the applicant;
    • Nature of the work;
    • Title of the work;
    • Name, address, nationality of the author of the work and if the author is deceased, date of his death;
    • Whether the work is published or not;
      • In case, if the work is published, Year and Country of first publication and name, address, and nationality of the publisher;
      • Year and Countries of subsequent publications, if any, and name, address, nationality of subsequent publishers;
    • Language of the work;
    • No-objection Certificate signed by the author (if different from applicant);
    • Form XIV accompanied by requisite fee prescribed in the second schedule.