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Online Copyright registration from anywhere in India. Send us your documents through email; our attorney will file your copyright application
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Documents required for Copyright Registration
List of documents needed for Copyright registration in India. Only the scanned copies of the documents are required
Time taken for Copyright Registration
5-7 days will take for Copyright registration in India subject to receipt of the documents and government approvals
Documents Required for Copyright Registration
Power of Attorney
An authority letter duly signed by the applicant to authorise us to file an application on your behalf
Details of the work to be copyrighted
3 copies of work need to be copyrighted
PAN Card and Aadhar card/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Driving License
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What do you get?
A copy of application of copyright bearing Dairy number along with the statement of particulars
An acknowledgement slip with payment details
Copyright Registration Process
COPYRIGHT APPLICATION PREPARATION
Our attorney will prepare a copyright application on behalf of the customers based on the work you want to copyright. We can proceed the registration process on the payment for copyright registration and provide the required documents. Once we get the information, we will send you an authorisation letter which must be duly signed by the applicant and return to us which give authorisation to our representative to file an application on behalf of the customer.
COPYRIGHT APPLICATION FILING
On receipt of the duly signed authorisation letter, our attorney will file the copyright application along with the required documents to the Registrar of copyright electronically or manually. A preview of the application is sent to the customer before filing for signing and confirmation. On successful completion of the copyright application filing, we will provide you with a dairy number.
Once the application is filed with the government, the examiner starts processing the application. Our representative will update you the status of the application time to time. You can track the application status on your own through the dairy number. During the processing period, the government or the third party may raise an objection. You need to file a reply in order to approve the application.
In case of no objection, the government approved the copyright application and sent the extracts to the applicant.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Copyright?
Copyright is a bundle of rights given to the creators of dramatic, literary, artistic and musical work, producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings which ensure the protection over their creation.
What type of work is eligible to get the protection under copyright?
- Literary work
- Dramatic work including tunes
- Musical work including lyrics
- Cinematographic films
- Architectural work
- Sound recording
- Picture, graphics and sculpture
Is Copyright registration mandatory?
Although it's not mandatory but advisable to register for the protection of the work. In case of any dispute, you can seek the legal remedy through Copyright registration as it can serve as a prima facie evidence in the court.
Is it necessary to register the creation to claim copyright?
According to the Copyright rules, as soon as the original artistic or literary work is created, the copyright comes into existence automatically. For example, if you are writing a story which has not been written before, you own the copyright over it the moment you publish it. However, the copyright registration serves as a prima facie evidence of ownership of copyright.
What rights are available for a copyright holder under copyright act?
- Right to issue the copies of work to public
- Right of publication
- Right to integrity
- Right to reproduce the work
- Right to perform the work publicly
How long is the registration of a copyright valid in India?
Generally, the copyright registration is valid for 60 years.
|For literary, dramatic, musical, artistic work||60 years counted after the death of the creator|
|For cinematography, sound recording, photographs, publication, work of government and international organisation||60 years counted from the date of publication|
Can a copyright register in the name of two applicants jointly?
Generally, the copyright owned by the work's creator but this is not always the case. When two or more creators prepare a combined work as an inseparable and interdependent part then both the owners considered as joint copyright owners. Hence, copyright application is filed in the name of both the owners jointly.
What are the benefits of copyright registration?
- To serve as a prima facie evidence in court in case of infringement
- To make the assignment of registered work easier
- To get the benefit of statutory damages and attorney’s fees
Can I register multiple works in one application?
Yes, it's possible in some special cases to use a single application for a collection of work provided creator of all the work would be same.
What are the different categories of work which can register the multiple works under?
- As a collection of unpublished work
- As a single unit of published work
- As a group registration
Do I need to copyright or trademark a name or a title?
The copyright does not provide protection to a brand name, title, logo or slogan or a combination thereof. In order to get protection for a name or title, you need to apply for trademark registration.
What is the difference between Trademark, Copyright and Patent?
Trademark is an exclusive right for a distinguished word, sign, design, symbol or a device used in the trade of goods and services.
Copyright is a protection extended to original work of authorship; the scope includes musical, literary, artistic work either published or unpublished.
Patent is a grant of an exclusive right to the inventor to protect their invention for a limited time duration.
Is there any platform to search the copyrighted work?
Unlike a trademark, no platform is available to search the registered copyright. You can only do a proper research on the internet to know the copyrighted creations.
- If the application is fulfilling the legal requirements as under the Act and New Rules, 2017.
- If the Trademark was objected earlier and if yes then on what grounds.
- Whether any limitation, condition, or restriction is to be applied to the application after being accepted.
Is a copyright registration in India valid across the world?
The copyright law is territorial which means a copyright registration is valid only in the home country. Every country has its own set of intellectual property rules which may vary country to country. But you can obtain an international copyright registration where you can use the registered copyright as an evidence of using first.
Who can apply for copyright registration?
The creator of the original work which includes dramatic, literary, artistic and musical work, producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings can apply for the copyright registration
What if someone uses my creation when my copyright application is under process?
You have a protection even if your copyright application is under process. You can immediately take a legal action, send a legal notice to the second party regarding the same. If still, the problem remains unsolved, you can file an infringement case in the court against the person.
What is the difference between copyright assignment and copyright license?
In copyright assignment, the owner transfers the rights over the creation. The owner left with no rights over the work unless the transferee re-assign the copyright to the owner.
In copyright license, the owner licenses the right to use the copyright but retain the interest in the copyright ownership being licensed and in exchange, the owner gets a royalty.