ALG India Law Offices LLP

A law firm in India having an international outlook

Copyrights and Related Rights, Information Technology

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- We advise and assist our clients in obtaining copyright registration of their work, including publications, books, softwares, web-designs, music, paintings, databases, and other literary, dramatic, artistic and musical works of Indian as well as foreign origin.

- We assist and represent our clients in contentious matters before the Copyright Board including objections to the registration of copyright or grant of compulsory licenses etc.

- Our enforcement strategies with respect to copyrights include identifying the infringing works, piracy, counterfeiting, phishing, spamming, hacking, infringing content over the internet, and taking suitable action including sending legal notices (cease and desist cum demand letters), sending notices to cyber-squatters and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

- We also assist our clients in registering copyrights with customs, conducting raids, taking suitable actions at various forums such as before the Copyright Board, Copyright Societies, Cyber Appellate Tribunal, Central Board of Excise and Customs, Controller of Certifying Authorities, etc.

- We strategize court litigation actions for our clients in matters concerning copyright infringement, piracy and cyber-crimes, and assist them in seeking interim orders (including ex-parte ad-interim injunctions, search and seizure orders, Anton Piller orders, Mareva injunctions, John Doe orders etc.) along with other civil and criminal remedies.

- We cater to a range of clients in sports, media, entertainment, broadcasting and internet for advising, drafting, reviewing, revising bi-partite and multi-partite agreements involving hierarchies of rights structuring and re-structuring.

- We advise clients on valuation of copyright for licensing, assignment and transmission, payment of stamp duty, fair use, non-commercial use, author’s and performer’s rights, registration of works Copyright Societies, moral rights, import and export etc.




- Represented an encryption technology major in respect of its copyright in software relating to PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) in the context of shrink-wrapped license.

- Advised an international celebrity chef in the launch of a high-end restaurant in relation to the architectural, artistic and literary works involved in the architectural façade and the interior décor of the restaurant, the ambience and the menu.

- Advised an Asian telecom hardware giant in relation to its copyright in respect of co-development of driver-programs for WLL (Wireless in Local Loop) communications technology.

- Represented an internet-based company that caters to professional talent in the entertainment industry with respect to its digital rights management (DRM), data privacy and security issues in relation thereto.

- Represented a renowned Indian playwright and author of books for children in respect of author's rights in adaptation in a compilation for use in classroomms of an extract of her previously published story.

- Represented a leading training company providing classroom-based training courses to information technology and business professionals in relation to its copyright in its course description and course contents dealing with .NET Programming.

- Represented a premier national transport and express cargo agency in respect of copyright in its artistic work comprising logo and artwork in promotional materials in the context of an advertising campaign.


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