Difference Between Copyright and Patent with Example


What is Copyright Law?

Copyright is a law that protects the rights of author, artists, and creators. copyright law provides protection of the creator and makes sure his/her profit. This law helps the creators to create new works and produce continuously.

Definition of Copyright Law

According to Wikipedia

“Copyright is a bundle of rights given by the law to the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and the producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings”

What is Patent Law?

A patent is a law that gives protection to the business owner against his/her intellectual property.  The patent right gives the right to the owner not to making, using, selling some products for a limited period of time.

Difference between Copyright and Patent law

Type Copyright Patent law
Meaning It protects rights of artist i.e, Actor, creators, singers It protects rights of businessman i.e, trademark, goodwill.
validity Copyright has 60 years of validity. A patent has a validity of 20 years.
Legal Act Indian Copyright Act, 1957 Indian Patent Act, 2005
Registration It does not require registration.  It requires registration.


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