Copyright registration in India is enrolled under Copyright Act, 1957. It provides a kind of safety so that the work carried out by the creator of work cannot be copied by anyone and to restore the uniqueness of the product. There are bundles of rights under Copyright like communication to the public, the rights of reproduction, adaptation, and translation of the work.
Copyright is basically a legal right which has been provided to the creators of literature, dramatics, musical and artistic work and even the producer’s films and sound recordings. Sometimes even businesses and startups get copyright registration related to instruction manuals, product literature and user guides. Usually, copyright is possessed by a creator of the work, but sometimes even the employer of its creator or the person who has authorised the work can own the copyright.
STEP - 1
Procedure for CopyRight Registration:
You need to fill out a simple copyright form which will gather all the required information & will help us while filing your registration
STEP - 2
Prepare Copyright Application:
According to your need, our expert will prepare your copyright application. We will co-ordinate with you for all the copyright documents
STEP - 3
Filing of Copyright Application:
As soon as your documents and application are processed properly, our executive will submit your copyright application with the department
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Copyright Certificate Issued:
After approval of the copyright application, an acknowledgement will be provided to the client
The creators or owners of original work can always protect their work through copyright registration. It helps them against infringement.
With copyright registration, your creative work is gets promoted among mass in a single go. It can be easily used for publicizing or for marketing in the mind of the customer.
Rights of the Owner
Rights over dissemination, translation, reproduction and adaptation of work have been fully assigned to the creator of work.
Copyright registration helps you in protecting your unique work and will act as an evidence in the court of law over ownership of the work.
Restricts Unauthorised Reproduction
It restricts to produce duplicity of the unique work and give more preference to the owner of work.
Creation of Asset
It generates an intellectual property. Registered copyrights can be sold, commercially contracted or franchised with the prior permission of the owner.
Branding or Goodwill
As it is always said, branding plays an important role in promoting your work. So, Copyright registration can even help you to create a sense of goodwill and quality in the minds of your customer.
India allows or provides privilege to the work which copyrighted in many other countries and vice-versa. Copyright registration in India is accorded protection in many other countries.
Makes Work Known
People come to know about registered work easily and it is easily searchable on many platforms with the registered database.
You can get a copyright for any unique and creative content. This could range from design, sketch, painting, song recording, music video, movie file, poem, book or even a short story.
Copyright protection typically lasts for 60 years. In the case of original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the 60-year period is counted from the year following the death of the author. In the case of cinematographic films, sound recordings, photographs, anonymous and pseudonymous publications, works of government and works of international organizations, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication.
Any person claiming to be the owner of the work to be copyrighted can apply for copyright registration. The person can be an individual, company, NGO or any other.
A Trademark is a mark given to a brand to protect the Brand Name, Logo or Slogan. A Copyright is a protection given to unique content such as books, music, videos, songs or even software.
A copy of the work needs to be provided along with the address and identity proof of the owner is required. For a company, the name of the company along with its Certificate of Incorporation and Address Proof is required.
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.
A copyright is given to content, while a patent is given to an invention.
A 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.
No. Copyright is applicable for only unique content. The content can be book, song, film, software, fashion designs.
Whosoever has worked on unique content or produced some unique content, song, or any data can apply for copyright registration in India.
No you cannot register your Name or Title. Name or Titles can only get trademark registration.
You can send him/her a legal notice regarding the same but, if no action is taken from second party then you can file a case against him/her and sue them in court.
Unfortunately there is no way to do so. The only way out of this is to do proper research work on Google. But do not limit to Google, expand your research sources.