INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REGISTRATION
When a business is establishing its presence in the market place it is vital for it to protect its intellectual property (IP). IP includes all sort of inventions, trade marks, industrial designs, and geographic indicators of source. The copyrights and related rights items include all literary works which range from articles, news-paper items, novels, story books, poetry books etc.. The drawings, photographs, paintings, architectural design, music, dance, films and artistic performances.
Our dedicated team at QbeSquare ensures that your Intellectual Property is protected in every possible manner and under every “class” as may be applicable. We ensure that the Intellectual Property, be it trademark or Copyright is protected under every possible manner such as for a song registration not only the lyrics but also the melody is protected under copyright along with other applicable categories.
- Preparation and Filing of trademark application for corporates and individuals.Undertaking the whole process of obtaining trademark certificate from the requisite authority.Preparation and filing of reply to any objections raised by the department .Preparation and filing of reply to opposition raised by other trademark holders.Undertaking the whole process of assignment of Trademark.Undertaking the whole process of renewal of Trademark.Preparation and Filing of applications pertaining to Copyright Registration.Undertaking the whole process of obtaining the certificate for Copyright Registration.Preparation and Filing of applications pertaining to Design Registration.Undertaking the whole process of obtaining the certificate for Design Registration.
Any person be it individual, company limited liability partnership, propitiator etc. can make application for protection of a wordmark, logo or both vide the application forms provided and as may be applicable to each individual matter.
A trademark is registered for a period of 10 years after which it can be renewed provided the application for renewal is submitted 6 months prior to the date of expiry of the trademark.
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.
The Copyright Act, 1957 protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and cinematograph films and sound recordings from unauthorized uses. Unlike the case with patents, copyright protects the expressions and not the ideas. There is no copyright protection for ideas, procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts as such.