What are the types of registrations I can obtain under Intellectual Property Rights?
There are 4 main types of registrations you can obtain i.e. Trademark Registration, Copyright Registration, Design Patent Registration and Patent Registration.
What is a Trademark Registration?
Obtaining the right to use a particular name for your product, service or business, is known is Trademark Registration. The Trademark Act of 1999 governs this law and provisions for issuance of a certificate under it to determine the trademark’s registration in India. This certificate states the owner of the trademark, its validity along with the field of business it shall be used in.
What is a Copyright Registration?
A Copyright Registration is obtained as a prima facie evidence of the creator’s ownership of his work in the court of law. It is issued under the Copyrights Act of 1957 in India. It secures the creator’s right to copy the work and sell it in the market to obtain monetary gains from it.
What is a Design Patent Registration?
Securing the design of your product by obtaining a certificate stating the ownership of it is known as design patent registration. It is governed under the Design Act of 2000 in India. It secures the authentic design of a product to help it establish its own identity based on its looks in the market.
What is a Patent Registration?
An invention created to solve a purpose in a unique way is secured through the patent registration process. It is governed under the Patents Act of 1970 in India.