Legal Importance of Registering a Copyright on Software
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The most important point in here is to mention that very few people are aware of the fact that a person can apply for the registration of copyright for a Computer Software coded by any Individual or Corporate Entity. The “Querist” is a tech-startup which had developed a software whereby the entire accounting and bill generation was possible in few clicks and the unique part was the Invoices could be seen real time by their respective clients. The “Querist” being a startup had limited resources but developed the software and launched the product without even filing the application for the registration of copyright. After an elapse of almost four weeks it was found that some dubious persons copied the original software and were selling it at half a price in the market.
The “Querist” approached us and immediately we applied for the registration of the copyright upon the software. Thereafter, we issued a “Cease & Desist Notice” to those dubious people who had been copying and selling the software in a most illegal and unlawful manner. This way we were able to save the Intellectual Property of the “Querist” and also averted huge financial losses.
Every startup should try to acquaint itself with the basics laws of the land and should be thriving while protecting its interests and well-being. The laws of the land are stringent enough to protect one’s right and punish the offenders. The laws related to Intellectual Properties have been legislated in order to protect the Intellectual Properties of Individuals and/or Corporate entities respectively.
We hope that the case study would envisage the importance of registration of copyright for a software to our readers and increase their knowledge about the basics of copyright laws.