Introduction to Trademarks and Copyright
This free online course on Copyright laws explains exclusive rights to authors in order to protect their work.
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This free online course on Introduction to Trademarks and Copyright starts with the definition of trademarks. Trademarks refer to marks that are used in trade. These marks are used to identify or distinguish goods and services that are used in business. Next we will discuss international arrangements on trademarks. Most of the
arrangements started off with the Paris Convention in 1883. Trademarks need to be distinctive, they should be capable of distinguishing the goods and services of one undertaking from the goods and services of another.
Next we will discuss registration of trademarks. The distinguishing feature between a trademark that is registered and a trademark that is not registered is the fact that it becomes easier to enforce a trademark that is registered. The effect of registration of a trade mark is that it gives the trademark holder the right to initiate an infringement suit. Next we will move to copyright. The copyright is an exclusive right which is given by the law which extends to a period of time.
Finally we will discuss the origin of copyright. Copyright came out of the necessity for creators to profit from their work. The Copyright Act of 1957 consolidates the law on copyright in India and it incorporates provisions of the Berne Convention. To denote that something is a subject matter of copyright, we use the symbol C within a circle. Assignment of copyright is also referred to as transfer of ownership of copyright.Start Course Now
Trademarks - Learning Outcomes
Case Study and International Arrangements
Trademarks in India
Trademarks - Lesson Summary
Copyright - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Copyright
Origin and Evolution of Copyright
Copyright in India
Subject Matter: Rights and Infringement
Copyright - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Distinguish between trade mark and business.
- Discuss how brands communicate information with regard to a product using frozen dessert market as a case study.
- Describe the international arrangements on trade marks.
- Explain the laws that govern the trade mark laws in India.
- Explain briefly what copyright is.
- Discuss the history of copyright law.
- State the criteria for protection of a copyright.
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