Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Copyright Registration in India. What is protected under copyright registration ?


Copyright Registration in India.  What is protected under copyright registration ? Copyright Registration. The original work of an author is registered under copyright. The work which is included under the purview of copyright is vast. All types of artistic work in different field of expertise can be registered under copyright. So lets discuss what can be registered under copyright. 


Logos of a company or brand is an artistic work thus falls within the purview of copyright registration. The author of a book, novel, story, poem, essay, articles of newspaper or project work are all brought within the purview of copyright registration. Shortly all types of literary work is copyrightable. Also a website content of an individual or company is subjected to copyright registration.

According to the nature of copyright the registration of copyright is classified.Lets take the most common nature of a copyright registration is the artistic work. Under this category the following this are included logos, painting, photos, cartoon images, pictures etc are protected under copyright registration.Second most common thing is literary work like book, novels, stories, script, lyrics, poem, course materials, concept implementation etc are protected under literary work of copyright registration.


Then some other types are audios, music, videos, cinematography, film, ads, program telecasted on channels, animation works, graphic works etc are protected under copyright registration.The most important of this are all types of software programmes in India are registered under copyright registration. The software programmes are considered as a part of literary work but while registration it is registered quite different from that of a literary work.


The most important of all these is that all of the works which is protected under copyright must be the original work of the author or the creator of the copyright work. Also unless the author or creator protects his work under copyright no one else can protect him infringement. Every now and then the newly created work is being copied and published for once own commercial gain or for fame. Hence every author or creator has to realise the importance of one work and protect the same under Intellectual property registration such as copyright registration.


by 

Rohini Arivazhagan  
Le Intelligensia
srirohini@leintelligensia.com
9841304394 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Trademark Registration fees

Trademark Registration Fees in India


In India the trademark registration office assumed its exclusive importance after the International Treaty of Intellectual Property called TRIPS was enacted globally. Before this period along with other Govt Registration offices this trademark registration office was give a separate room with a single person as in charge for the filing. 

At that point of time the Govt fee for registration of Trademark was only Rs.3,00/-. But after the Treaty of TRIPS enacted by International bodies, there were four zonal office established in four major cities namely Mumbai , Delhi, Kolkatta, Chennai. At that initial period the Govt fee for filing of trademark registration was Rs.2500/- form 2002. 


This trademark registration earned a lot of revenue to Govt.Also there was a separate fee for search of the trademark names by paying Rs.4,00/- to registry with a password to access Govt Registry database for 15 minutes.But recently in 2010 January the Govt fee was again revised from Rs.2,500/- to Rs.3,500/-.Even though the fees for registration of Trademark got increased the trademark database of Govt for trademark search was made free. Hence like other developed countries where the trademark search is open data for search, our country has also made the trademark database for search free.


by
Rohini Arivazhagan
Le Intelligensia
srirohini@leintelligensia.com
9841304394

Saturday, 16 April 2011

DIVISIONS or BRANCHES OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

DIVISIONS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REGISTRATIONS
Intellectual property right generally can be described as a collective right, as there are many rights included under IPR. They are considered as branches or division of this IP law. They are mentioned as follows.
1.     Trademark
2.     Copyright
3.     Patent
4.     Design

These are main divisions of this IP law but there are some other aspects included under this law. They are trade secrets, database rights, traditional knowledge, plant variety rights, semiconductor chip protection etc., But about these rights there is no appropriate procedure at present in India. Each of this division protects various aspects of intellectual property rights.
Trademark is the most popular right known among wide range of people throughout the world, as all business concern from a small company to giants in business want to protect their company name and logo. Even copyright has assumed such reputation now a days. But in case of patent and design registration common people in society are still not aware of this right, the students and technicians involved in research and development mainly protect their novelty through patent right. Design registration is protecting the visual appearance of the products designed by an author. It can be design of any products starting from a small plate to Huge Airplanes.
Every business person, artistic person, inventor ought to protect his right through IP. Where there is creativity and intelligence,there is Intellectual property, it starts with a basic idea of development to a great scientific invention. This is the only law which values one’s intellectual potentiality and by protecting such right one can monetize and achieve worldwide reputation.


by
Rohini Arivazhagan
Le Intelligensia
srirohini@leintelligensia.com
9841304394

Thursday, 14 April 2011

What is INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR) ???

           INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY  RIGHTS

Any creative thought, innovative idea, distinct work, novel invention, different concept and more and more and more of talents and thoughts arising out of intellect of a person is intellectual property. This is an asset of a person or company or organization depending on to whom this asset belongs to. The owner of the asset is another part of the topic. Now intellectual property is intangible property and this property can exactly be enjoyed as similar to that of normal tangible property just like an own house or own car or own laptop etc.
                   
Few examples to say a story writer writes innumerable interesting stories which become an asset to him by generating income and reputation. A Musician out of his creativity composes wonderful music, this is a asset associated with this talent. A scientist makes his innovation invention, which is novel and is of great importance for development of an industry ,so that is the asset of his intellect. Even if a person or group of person’s form a unique brand name and they make lot of efforts to promote their brand to develop their business, through this their brand name acquires a reputation and this becomes the real asset for the development of the company. This is what intellectual property is?.


Next moving on to what is role of law in protecting Intellectual property.            
When we buy a property or any product, we give more importance to maintain and protect such property or product from any kind of repair or damage. Thus, now the topic of managing and protecting this Intellectual Property acquires an importance. Now at the preliminary stage the inventor or author or creator of this intellectual property must seek to protect his invention or creation. Unless the creator or inventor or author enforces his right to protect his property no one can protect his work. Now if the person wants to protect his right he approaches to the legislations implemented by the Government of his territory. Thus every country has legislation, statutes under their law to protect their country fellow’s right. This Intellectual property law is no exception. All the countries throughout the world has this law and there are International treaties which will help a person to protect his right not only against his own country but also against all the countries of the World. But Intellectual property is not implemented in single statute there are many divisions under this law, which have been enacted under many Acts, Statutes, Rules and Schedule. This will be discussed in the next topic.

by
Rohini Arivazhagan
Le Intelligensia
srirohini@leintelligensia.com
9841304394

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Intellectual Property and IP Law


                  Intellectual Property and IP Law.

            Any creative thought, innovative idea, distinct work, novel invention, different concept and more and more and more of talents and thoughts arising out of intellect of a person is intellectual property. This is an asset of a person or company or organization depending on to whom this asset belongs to. The owner of the asset is another part of the topic. Now intellectual property is intangible property and this property can exactly be enjoyed as similar to that of normal tangible property just like an own house or own car or own laptop etc.
                   
Few examples to say a story writer innumerable interesting stories which become an asset to him by generating income and reputation. A Musician out of his creativity composes wonderful music this is a asset associated with this talent. 

A scientist makes his innovation invention which is novel and is of great importance for development of an industry so this is the asset of his intellect. Even if a person or group of person’s form a unique brand name and they make lot of efforts to promote their brand to develop their business, through this their brand name acquires a reputation and this becomes the real asset for the development of the company. Thus coming to know what is intellectual property, next moving on to what is role of law in this intangible property.
            
Next most important is the protection of this intellectual property. When we buy a property or any product for home more than giving importance to buy a product we give importance to maintain and protect such property or product from any kind of repair or damage. Thus, now the topic of managing and protecting this Intellectual Property acquires an importance. Now at the preliminary stage the inventor or author or creator of this intellectual property must seek to protect his invention or creation. Unless the creator or inventor or author enforces his right to protect his property no one can protect his work. Now if the person wants to protect his right he approaches to the legislations implemented by the Government of his territory. Thus every country has legislation, statutes under their law to protect their country fellow’s right. This Intellectual property law is no exception all the countries throughout the world has this law and there are International treaties which will help a person to protect his right not only against his own country but against all the countries of the World. But Intellectual property is not implemented in single statute there are many divisions under this law, which have been enacted under many Acts, Statutes, Rules and Schedule. This will be discussed in the next topic.


by
Rohini Arivazhagan
Le Intelligensia
srirohini@leintelligensia.com
9841304394