WHAT IS COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION


 

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.

WHAT INCLUDES OUR COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION PACKAGE


   Application Drafting     

  Application Filing

  Government Fees                 

  Dairy Number

PROCEDURE FOR COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION


 

 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

 

 STEP - 4

Copyright Certificate Issued:

After approval of the copyright application, an acknowledgement will be provided to the client

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION


 

Artistic:

  • 2 copies of work.
  • DD or IPO as per applicable rate.
  • NOC from various copyright holders or copy of agreement (deed of assignment).
  • If work published and publisher is different from applicant, NOC from publisher
  • If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and that must be accepted by the attorney

 

Music:

  • 2 Copies of work (Graphical Notes)
  • DD or IPO as per applicable rate.
  • If work published and publisher is different from applicant, NOC from publisher
  • NOC from author if applicant is other than author.
  • If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and that must be accepted by the attorney

 

Literary/ Dramatic:

  • 2 Copies of work
  • DD or IPO as per applicable rate.
  • NOC from publisher if applicant is other than publisher and work is published.
  • NOC from author if applicant is other than author.
  • If the application is being filed through attorney, a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and that must be accepted by the attorney.

 

Sound Recording:

  • 2 Copies of work
  • DD or IPO as per applicable rate.
  • NOC from various copyright holders or copy of agreement (deed of assignment).
  • NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from applicant
  • If the application is being filed through attorney, a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and that must be accepted by the attorney.

Software:

  • 2 Copies of work
  • DD or IPO as per applicable rate.
  • NOC from author if author is different from applicant.
  • NOC from publisher if work is published and publisher is different from applicant.
  • If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and that must be accepted by the attorney
  • Source code and object code of work for verification.

     ADVANTAGES OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION


hand_1   Legal Protection

The creators or owners of original work can always protect their work through copyright registration. It helps them against infringement.

 

hand_1   Market Presence

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.

 

hand_1   Rights of the Owner

Rights over dissemination, translation, reproduction and adaptation of work have been fully assigned to the creator of work.

 

hand_1   Protection

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.

 

hand_1   Restricts Unauthorised Reproduction

It restricts to produce duplicity of the unique work and give more preference to the owner of work.

 

hand_1   Creation of Asset

It generates an intellectual property. Registered copyrights can be sold, commercially contracted or franchised with the prior permission of the owner.

 

hand_1   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.

 

hand_1   Global Protection

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.

 

hand_1   Makes Work Known

People come to know about registered work easily and it is easily searchable on many platforms with the registered database.

CopyRight Registration

Rs. 10 all-inclusive


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)?

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.