COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection like trademark and patents. Copyright is a legal right given by law that grants the creator of an original work exclusive right for its use and distribution. The works that enjoy Copyright protection are books, novels, script, software, music, painting, movies, photographs, drawings, poems, songs, etc. Copyrights are registered under The Copyright Act, 1957 .

Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection like trademark and patents. Copyright is a legal right given by law that grants the creator of an original work exclusive right for its use and distribution. The works that enjoy Copyright protection are books, novels, script, software, music, painting, movies, photographs, drawings, poems, songs, etc. Copyrights are registered under The Copyright Act, 1957 which protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and cinematographic films and sound recordings from unauthorized uses. Copyright includes a bundle of the right like the rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation, and translation of the work.

Document Required

Identity proof and Address proof of the Applicant if its a Company, Certificate of Incorporation and Address proof is required


Power of Attorney


NOC from author if applicant is other than author


Nature of the Applicant’s Interest in the Copyright whether he is the owner or representative.


Nature of the work which includes the class & description of the work, the title of the Work, the language of the work and In case of website copyright, give the URL of the website, in case of any publication, date of publication.


Process Involved

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Documents


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Receipts of documents


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Application Preparation


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Application for copyright registration will be prepared within 2 - 3 working days based on the information provided.


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Copyright Filing


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Once a application will be prepared signed copy will be filled for registration.


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Copyright Registration


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Once the copyright application is filed with the Registrar, the Government processing will start. Copyright registration takes anywhere between 2 - 3 months.


Package Includes

Registration of Copyright


Frequently Asked Questions

Ans: A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device which is used in trade with goods or services to distinguish them from the goods of Competitors. Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of "original works” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.
Ans: A copyright is valid in India. However, if you have filed a copyright in India, you can use this as evidence before any government to prove that you were using the copyrighted content first.
Ans: Copyright registration is an intellectual property, which can be sold, transferred, gifted and franchised. Copyright registration gives the owner of the work ownership over the work and any person wishing to use the work must obtain the registered copyright owners consent.
Ans: You can use the © mark as soon as the Copyright application is filed and you receive acknowledgment receipt.
Ans: No, no one can copy your content. If anybody does so, you must immediately send a legal notice and after sending the notice, if the problem does not get resolved, you can even file a case against the other side in a court of law.