Copyright Registration for Software
Copyright protection is of the most desirable shield for software protection amongst the different types of Intellectual property protection that is available for obtaining copyright protection. Generally, copyright protection talks about protection of literary works. Software consist of codes that can be easily hacked by infringers and make it work on a different platform with the name. Moreover, this code written cannot be covered under copyright protection but when the source code gets stored under intangible assets then it can be avail copyright protection.
Obtaining copyright protection for this software will eradicate competitors from infringing and also will notch others from copying exactly word to word and uniqueness remains intact. It is advisable to obtain copyrights immediately since infringers are always on the hunt for duplication and earn profits and define the narrower aspect of the functionality of the software. It needs to be clear that computer programs are protected by copyright but a device using this software is protected by patent.
There are various protection laws related to copyright infringement. It is important to obtain copyright protection for your software in all the available form including the interface and the code which will help protect yourselves as well as prevent third party infringement. Obtaining all possible protection for one’s software is in the best interests of the business for not only Multi-National Corporations but also start-ups. It helps create a portfolio as well which acts as a definitive advantage. In the present times, obtaining Intellectual property protection has become more of a necessity with the framework of the law and globalisation rather than a choice.
We at Singhwal, use our extensive experience in copyright filing and prosecution and can assist right from determining copyright subject matter, the different aspects that be copyright protected, to the filing of the copyright and the prosecution of the same.