During the process of copyright registration, there is a chance that the copyright application may be met with objections by the registrar. An objection may rise for various reasons such as if there are similarities found in the application and existence of similar work. The copyright objection may rise anytime from 30 days of the filing of copyright application.
Reason of Copyright Objection
After thorough examination of the application, if objections rise, the registrar informs the applicant of the same and requests for clarifications. As it is a legal obligation, it is important to file a response to the copyright objection letter. If a response is not filed, then the registrar may cancel the copyright application and thus, the application is updated as ‘rejected’ in the copyright journal.
To avoid any such results, it is important to respond to the copyright objection to obtain and sustain the legal rights of the work.
Reply To Copyright Objection
Copyright objection letter is a legal letter and thus responding to it requires legal knowledge and drafting skills. There is no fixed format to draft a response to copyright objection letter. Thus, either an applicant can draft the response by itself if it possesses enough legal knowledge or it can also hire a legal expert to help respond to the copyright objection letter.
Steps/Process of Copyright Objection
Filing a response to the objections raised by a Trademark Examiner in the Trademark Examination report does not guarantee registration of the trademark. Trademark registration is a process and registration is provided only by the Trademark Registrar – based on the facts of each case. Hence, our professionals can only make best efforts for registration based on expertise.