Copyright And Patent

What is Copyright?

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 – 4: Cinematography Films
  • PART – 5: Sound Recording
  • PART – 6: Computer Programs, tables & Compilations

Documents Required for Copyright Registration


  • Name, Address & Nationality of the Applicant
  • Nature of the Applicant’s Interest in the Copyright


  • Class & Description of the Work
  • Title of the Work
  • Language of the Work
  • If Published, the Date of Publication

Patent Registration

Patents should be registered with the patent office where protection is sought: national, regional (EPO) or international (PCT). This entails completing an application form and attaching a full description of the invention.

A patent registration helps you to get a patent of an itellectual property right to an invention carried out by an individual or firm. IP department has been initiated by Indian government to grant you the full right to register your invention under patent (but only if it is unique). In return the inventor must produce all the proofs related to the invention as asked by the government. It also ensures that owner gets more preference over other person for your particular invention. In India, Patent is being governed by the Patent Act 1970 & Patent Rules 1972.

Patentability criteria as per Indian patent act

  • Novelty
  • Non-obviousness
  • Industrial application
  • Enabling

Steps for Patent Application

  • Patent search
  • Patent domicile
  • File Patent application
  • Patent Review
  • Patent Grant