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Advocate & Intellectual Property Attorney
Trade Marks | Patents | Copyrights | Designs

Manish M. Bhagnari

B.Com. & LL.B.


A Copyright is a legal concept that gives the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited period of time. At its most general, it is literally "the right to copy", but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who (if anyone) can perform it or adapt it to other forms, to benefit financially from the work, and other related rights. It is one form of intellectual property (distinct from patents, trademarks, and trade secrets), and applies to any particular expression of an idea or information, which is substantial and self-contained in a fixed form.

Copyrights may apply to a wide range of creative, intellectual, or artistic forms or "works". These include poems, theses, plays, and other literary works, movies, choreographic works (dances, ballets, etc.), musical compositions, audio recordings, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, software, radio and television broadcasts of live and other performances, and, in some jurisdictions, industrial designs. Graphic designs or industrial designs may have separate or overlapping laws applied to them in some jurisdictions. Copyright is one of the concepts covered by the umbrella term intellectual property.

Copyright does not cover ideas or information themselves, only the form or manner in which they are expressed. For example, the copyright to a Mickey Mouse cartoon restricts others from making copies of the cartoon or creating derivative works based on Disney's particular anthropomorphic mouse, but doesn't prohibit the creation of other works about anthropomorphic mice in general, so long as they're different enough to not be judged copies of Disney's. In many jurisdictions, copyright law makes exceptions to these restrictions for the purpose of commentary and other related uses. Other laws may impose legal restrictions which copyright does not - such as trademarks and patents.

We can advise you on all of the legal aspects of copyright to ensure you obtain maximum advantage from your creative work and receive effective protection for it, draft licences and assignments and assist in negotiations with third parties, assist with the transfer of your rights or the acquisition of third party rights, help you ensure you get the maximum return on your copyright for as long as possible..