About Lawctopus Law School
With over 3500 students, including law students, academicians, industry professionals, lawyers, CAs, and business professionals, Lawctopus Law School has fast established itself as the place to be for online legal education in India.
For our various courses and webinar workshops, we have partnered with top law firms like Surana and Surana, Sujata Choudhari IP Attorneys, and industry bodies like the Delhi Management Association (DMA), NIPO, and PACT.
Course on Copyright – Law and Practice
Copyright Law is one of the most dynamic laws under the IPR regime and has boomed in the last few years.
With the technological advancements, businesses, big and small, especially in creative and technological sectors, have become conscious of their Intellectual Property in general and Copyrights in particular.
This course has been developed with the intention to help students and young lawyers become a master of the subject and will help the learners acquire strong practical knowledge about the subject.
Contents of the Course
- An orientation session that explains how to make full use of the course
- Rigorously researched reading resources
- Recorded video lectures covering the length and breadth of copyright law.
- A discussion forum to resolve all your doubts
- Assignments (both objective and essay-type)
- Whatsapp and email groups for constant communication
- Four, 90-minute long live sessions which build upon the course material
The Lawctopus team gets 100% behind its students, keeping them informed via regular emails, Whatsapp groups, and even phone calls (if you are lagging behind the assignments) and you can rest assured of excellent delivery of a quality course.
Structure of the Course
Module 1: Understanding the Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Copyright
- What is Copyright?
- What’s the history of Copyright Law?
- How Copyright Law has evolved to become one of the most important components of Intellectual Property Law?
Module 2: Introduction to the Copyright Act of 1957
- Important provisions and definitions of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957.
- Basic concepts of copyright law
Module 3: Registration of Copyright
- The procedure for registering the copyright in India
- Documentation requirement for registration
- Common mistakes made in applying for the copyright registration and how to avoid them
Module 4: Assignment and Licensing
- Difference between the assignment and licensing: Sections 18 to 19A and Chapter X of the Copyright Act
- Statutory licensing and compulsory licensing of copyrighted work
Module 5: Infringement of Copyright
- What is copyright infringement?
- How do you determine whether there has been a copyright infringement?
- How does the copyright act deal with infringement?
- Landmark cases of copyright infringement
Module 6: Remedies for the Infringement of Copyright
- Remedies are available to the copyright owner in case of infringement of his rights
- Civil, criminal and administrative, and important judicial decisions interpreting these remedies
Module 7: Fair Dealing and Fair Use
- The doctrine of fair dealing is recognized under International Copyright law and is used by different countries in their national legislation
- Section 52 of the Copyright Act plus the landmark cases interpreting this section
Module 8: Parallel Importation of Copyrighted Works
- What is parallel importation of copyrighted work
- The doctrine of exhaustion
Module 9: Collective Administration of Copyright through Copyright Societies
- Law on Copyright Societies in India
- Registration and functioning of Copyright Societies and administration of rights of owners by copyright societies
Module 10: Agreements and Contracts Related to Copyrights
- Drafting of agreements related to copyright ownership and licensing
- Copyright/IPR clauses in employment agreements
- Copyright/IPR clauses in terms and conditions of various websites
Knowledge Partners: Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys
Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys is an IP boutique firm located in the National Capital Region (NCR) in India. Founded in the year 2014 by Sujata Chaudhri, the firm provides advisory, litigation and enforcement, and prosecution services in all areas of intellectual property law.
The firm endeavors to provide its clients, ranging from large Fortune 500 companies located around the world to small start-ups with limited budgets, with cogent and practical tailor-made advice within a quick turn-around time, with the aim of furthering their business goals.
The firm has helped Lawctopus Law School in the review and development of the ‘patent law and practice’ and ‘copyright law and practice modules’. We are thankful to Deeksha Anand and Urfee Roomi, and of course, Ms. Sujata Chaudhari for extending their support.
Deeksha Anand, Senior Associate
Deeksha’s practice focuses on trademark and design prosecution, including prosecuting international applications filed through the World Intellectual Property Organization, and trademark opposition and cancellation actions.
She regularly advises clients on contested matters across diverse industries, including, apparel, accessory, automobile, pharmaceutical, sports, tobacco, and e-commerce. She also has experience in handling domain name disputes and transfers.
Besides her advisory practice, Deeksha also assists with the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice and often appears before various judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, such as the Delhi High Court, civil district courts, and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, and the Trade Marks Registry.
Urfee Roomi, Senior Associate
Urfee Roomi, Senior Associate Urfee’s practice focuses on trademark, copyright, and customs prosecution and enforcement matters, including oppositions, cancellations, and litigation. He has also worked on prosecuting international applications filed through the World Intellectual Property Organization, has experience in handling domain name disputes, and also works on criminal enforcement efforts for clients.
He regularly counsels clients on both advisory and contested matters, in the apparel, luxury goods, automobile, pharmaceutical, professional sports, technology, and retail industries. Urfee also practices law before various judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, such as the civil district courts, the Delhi High Court, and the Trade Marks Registry.
Shruhita Amit, Ex-Senior Associate
Shruhita’s practice focuses on trademark and copyright prosecution, including prosecuting international applications filed through the World Intellectual Property Organization, and opposition and cancellation actions. She regularly advises clients on contested matters across diverse industries, including, apparel, accessory, automobile, pharmaceutical, sports, tobacco, and e-commerce. She frequently represents clients at all kind of hearings held at the Trade Marks Registry.
Besides her advisory practice, Shruhita also assists with the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice and often appears before various judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, such as the Delhi High Court, civil district courts, and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board.
Ankita is a graduate of ILS Law College, Pune, and holds a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property Law from National Law University, Jodhpur.
She was an Assistant Manager (Legal) at Times Music, a division of Bennett, Coleman, and Co. Ltd (Times Group) and has also worked as a Senior Associate with Thomson Reuters.
Her keen interest in Copyright Law led her to take up the role of a Copyright Examiner at the Copyright Office, Delhi.
Rishika is a lawyer with experience in academic and policy research. She worked at the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition as a primary researcher.
She is currently at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements where she works on the legal, regulatory and institutional landscape of energy provision, distribution and consumption across the ‘urban’ in general and its larger impact on climate changes.
Ms. Sumedha Marathe
Education: Law graduate from ILS Pune, Post Graduate Diploma in IPR from NLSIU Bangalore, LLM from HNLU Raipur.
Work Experience: Lawyer at NGT Pune, Ex Assistant Professor, ILS Pune, Academic Head at Lawctopus.
Suneha completed her LLB from Law Faculty-1, the University of Delhi in 2012.
Subsequently, in 2015, she completed her LLM in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
She has previously worked as an Associate-Prosecution and Opposition at anovIP, Delhi and is currently a Copyright Examiner.
Waseem Shuaib Ahmed
Waseem is a lawyer working with a leading IPR law firm in Delhi. He graduated from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (NUJS) in 2014.
He discovered his interest in IP laws during his studies at NUJS.
Today, he works on contentious trademark, industrial design and copyright matters, apart from handling trademark opposition proceedings. He also has experience in IP licensing and transactional issues.
Who is this course for?
- Law students interested in IP laws and especially copyright laws
- CAs, business people interested to gain knowledge and practical know-how of copyright law
- Practicing lawyers looking to start or get into the practice of Copyrights
- Legal academicians who want to gain a practical understanding of Copyrights
Details for our Copyright – Law and Practice Course
Duration: 4 weeks
Course fee: Rs. 2900 (inclusive of GST)
Certificate: An e-certificate will be provided by Lawctopus Law School on successful completion of the course.
Mode of learning
- Completely online and self-paced
- Recorded video lectures
- Text-based modules and reading resources
- Online based forum for the resolution of doubts
- 3 live webinars/sessions with Lawctopus’ team and subject experts
- Assignment with feedback
- Get a certificate issued by Lawctopus on successful completion of the course
- Recorded lecture on CV making
- Recorded lecture on making it as a legal freelancer
- Preferable internship positions for best-performing students with Lawctopus’ partner organizations
- Ad-hoc paid assignments
- Publication opportunities for best-performing students
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