Important Dates :

10 January 2021 - Last date of ITR filling

Trademark registration

Trademark is a sign, symbol word, name or design that denotes and distinguishes the goods and services of one another through a trademark you can clearly identify, the belonging of the specific company’s and recognized the company ownership of the brand.

Trademark Registration is done for safe guarding your business name, tagline and logo from others. Which help in making your own individual identity in business world and support you to be a brand.

Benefit of Trademark registration:

  • Protect your business from copyright compliance.
  • Helps your customers in identifying your brand.
  • Makes you different from others.
  • Easy in applying for registration.
  • It distinguishes your product from others.  
  • Make your product recognized as a good quality product.

Documents required for trademark registration:

Scan copy of PAN card

Scan copy of Aadhar card

Voter ID

Address proof

Trademark name or logo soft copy

MSME/startup certificate if any.

The Copyright Act, 1957 (the ‘Act’) came into effect from January 1958. The Act has been amended five times since then, i.e., in 1983, 1984, 1992, 1994, 1999 and 2012. Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. In fact, it is a bundle of rights including, inter alia, rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work. There could be slight variations in the composition of the rights depending on the work.

Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity. The protection provided by copyright to the efforts of writers, artists, designers, dramatists, musicians, architects and producers of sound recordings, cinematograph films and computer software, creates an atmosphere conducive to creativity, which induces them to create more and motivates others to create.

FAQs for Copyright Registration:

 Does copyright apply to titles and names?

 Copyright does not ordinarily protect titles by themselves or names, short word combinations, slogans, short phrases, methods, plots or factual information. Copyright does not protect ideas or concepts. To get the protection of copyright a work must be original.

 Is it necessary to register a work to claim copyright?

 No. Acquisition of copyright is automatic and it does not require any formality. Copyright comes into existence as soon as a work is created and no formality is required to be completed for acquiring copyright. However, certificate of registration of copyright and the entries made therein serve as prima facie evidence in a court of law with reference to dispute relating to ownership of copyright.

Where I can file application for registration of copyright for a work?

The Copyright Office has been set up to provide registration facilities to all types of works and is headed by a Registrar of Copyrights and is located at Plot no. 32, Boudhik Sampada Bhawan, Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi- 110075. The applications are also accepted by post. On-line registration through "E-filing facility” has been provided from 14th February 2014, which facilitates the applicants to file applications at the time and place chosen by them.

What is copyright society?

A copyright society is a registered collective administration society under Section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957. Such a society is formed by authors and other owners. A copyright society can issue or grant licences in respect of any work for which it is authorised to by the authors or owners of the work.

Which copyright societies are registered in India?

An Presently there are three registered copyright societies in India, namely;

I. For Literary works associated with Musical Works: The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS)

II. For Reprographic (photo copying) works: Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO)

III. For Performers (Singers) Rights: Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA)