What is Copyright Registration?

Copyrights are registered under The Copyright Act, 1957. Copyright is an intellectual property right confers upon its owner through which any other individual or entity can use original works (like books, scripts, even software, artistic, cinematography, recordings, computer programming etc.) of the creator with his permission in writing. Companies often copyright instruction manuals, Website content, product literature, brochure, and user guides. Copyrights are also transferable.

Benefits of Copyrights registration

  • Owner may claim authorship for published work under the right of paternity.
  • Owner may decide where to publish and where not under the right of publication.
  • Owner may take necessary preventive actions in case of image or reputation loss.

Why Copyright registration is required

Copyrights registration safeguards of the rights of the creators being an infringement. This is legal protection that no other one can misuse the copyrighted efforts of writer or creator in any form without the permission of owner.

What means an original work to be copyrighted?

The definition of original work means it has not been copied from any another work. Originality proves on the extent of knowledge, capability, skills, judgment, and hard work being held by the creator or owner in making any type of creation. Under copy right act only expressions are copyrighted, not the ideas. For example, if you have contents on your website, this cannot be copied by the competitor though he can use the idea in his business activity.

How long does copyright protection last?

The protection by filing copyright is valid for life + 70 years after the death of the author.

Package includes following

  • Verification of Data & File.
  • Copyright Filing.
  • Regular Updates.
  • Government fees shall be paid by us.

Advantage of Copyright Registration

Safeguard of Owner

The owner of a copyright has the exclusive rights over reproduction, distribution, adaptation, dissemination, and translation of the work.

Legal Protection

Creators enjoy exclusive legal protection when their works reproduced without authorization.

Brand value

A registered Copy rights has a proof of ownership and you can it for marketing and building good will in the mind of the customer.

Worldwide Protection

Works that are copyrighted in India and in any other countries are accorded similar privileges here in India.

Copyright is an Asset

Copyright registration creates an intellectual property for the owner, copy right is considered as intangible asset; it can be sold or franchised.

Owner publicity

A copyright registration makes work known across the world and it becomes searchable in the copyright registry database. Once your copy right is registered it prevents use without your authorization.

Documents Required for Copyright Registration

Artistic

  • 2 Copies of work.
  • DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
  • NOC from author if applicant is different from author.
  • NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from Applicant.
  • Search Certificate from Trade Mark Office (TM -60) if the work is being Used on goods or capable of being used on the goods.
  • NOC from person whose photograph appears on the work.
  • If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney.

Cinematograph Film

  • 2 Copies of work.
  • DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
  • 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 accepted by the attorney.

Music

  • 2 Copies of work.
  • DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
  • NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from Applicant.
  • 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 accepted by the attorney

Literary / Dramatic

  • 2 Copies of work.
  • DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
  • 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 accepted by the attorney.

Sound Recording

  • 2 Copies of work.
  • DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
  • 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 accepted by the attorney.