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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…

SPICE forms: A hassle-free process of incorporation

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (‘MCA’) has come with for Incorporation of Company under Companies Act, 2013 to incorporate the company within one day; with the SPICE forms meaning (Simplified Performa for Incorporating Company Electronically). It was a significant step taken by Ministry of Corporate Affairs by introducing e-form INC-32 under SPICe scheme vides MCA’s notification dated 01/10/2016 notifying Companies (Incorporation) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2016. The Ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) is primarily concerned with the administration of the Companies Act 2013, the Companies Act 1956,…