July 2018

E-filing of Copyright in India:

A copyright is essentially a right not to copy someone’s work. A copyright gives the owner of the subject an exclusive right over his work. If a work is protected by copyright, no one can imitate, copy or reproduce the original work in any other way.   The register of the Registrar of Copyrights is divided into 6 categories: PART – 1: Literary works other than computer Programs PART – 2: Musical Works PART – 3: Artistic Works PART –…

Trademark e-filing in India:

India was placed second from Bottom out of 38 countries, in the US Chamber of Commerce’s International Intellectual Property Index. While Prime Minister Modi is keen on strengthening India’s intellectual property environment, the report stated that Indian law does not provide adequate enforcement mechanisms to effectively combat online piracy. A trademark is anything that customers identify the brand by, whether a word, logo, sound, graphic or even a color combination. While registration is not necessary, it gives one the indispensable benefits. Trademark can…