COPYRIGHTS

Legally protecting creative and artistic accomplishments.

Copyright law in India covers the rights granted to the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works as well as the producers of cinematography, films and sound recordings. These are a bundle of rights which include, among other things, the rights to reproduction of the work, communication of the work to the public, adaptation or translation of the work.

We regularly advise clients in registering, negotiating terms and conditions of publishing, distributing, securing royalty as well as drafting licensing or assignment agreements. We further offer advice on the international validity of copyrights. We have extensive experience in infringement litigation, having successfully represented both copyright owners as well as alleged infringers.
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  • The Copyright/Trademark practice has been ranked as Tier I by Asian Legal Business in 2020, 2019, 2018.
  • Ranked as Asia’s Best Intellectual Property Law Firm, India, by Asian Legal Business in 2018.
  • Lead Partner, Santosh Vikram Singh, has been Ranked as one of the Top 15 IP lawyers in India by Asian Legal Business in 2020.
  • The Patent practice has been ranked as Tier II by Asian Legal Business in 2020, 2019, 2018.
  • Ranked by Legal 500 for Intellectual Property Practice in 2021, 2020, 2018.
  • Ranked by Asialaw for Intellectual Property Practice in 2020.
  • Ranked by Benchmark Litigation for Intellectual Property Practice in 2019.
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A non-exhaustive list of our services in this field includes:
  • Identifying ownership issues
  • Registration and enforcement of copyrights
  • Portfolio planning and management
  • Negotiating and drafting of publishing, distribution, royalty, licensing and assignment agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting copyright and internet-related agreements including web design/hosting agreements and electronic publishing agreements
  • Infringement analysis and helping clients establish a system for policing and enforcing their copyrights
  • Clearing copyrights in materials to be used on websites or other multimedia products
  • Advice relating to the protection of copyrights on the internet
  • Litigation & enforcement
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