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Copyright Registration

Copyright is an Intellectual Property Right, usually sought by authors, artists and other literary professionals for owning exclusive rights over authorship, photographs, sculptures, choreography, architectural works, sound recordings, motion pictures, and other creative works. It is always advisable to obtain copyright of one’s content in order to protect itself from the loss due to theft or replication of such content by some other person.

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Advantages of Copyright Registration:

  • Exclusive Legal Rights: Registration of the copyright gives the owner the special legal rights over authorship, photographs, sculptures, etc to avoid any sort of duplicacy.
  • Improves the Goodwill: A registered copyright improves the overall Goodwill of the author, artist, etc, thereby higher recognition and higher profitability.
  • Hinder the Duplication: Once a copyright is registered, it cannot be used by any other person, thus resulting in savings in loss due to duplication.
  • Global Protection: Some other countries recognize the due copyright registered in India.
  • Becomes an Asset: A copyright is considered as an asset and can be sold or exchanged freely, as per the will of the person holding the copyright.

Procedure:



Preparation of the application along with documents to be filed.


Submission of application and examination of application by registrar.


Filing of the response in respect of any objection raised.


Issuance of certificate by the registrar.

Documents Required:


  • Name, address and nationality of the applicant;
  • Nature  of interest of the applicant (eg- Author, composer, etc);
  • Title of the work;
  • Language of the work;
  • Title of the work;
  • Date on which work was first published;
  • Power of Attorney, etc.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1. What is a Copyright?

– Copyright is an Intellectual Property Right, usually sought by authors, artists and other literary professionals for owning exclusive rights over authorship, photographs, sculptures, choreography, architectural works, sound recordings, motion pictures, and other creative works.

2. Is it mandatory to claim copyright of the work done?

– No. It is not mandatory to obtain the copyright. However, it is always advisable to obtain the copyright to avoid any sort of duplication of work and to reap the benefits arising from such work.

3. What can be registered as a copyright in India?

  1. Authorship;
  2. Photographs;
  3. Sculptures;
  4. Choreography;
  5. Architectural works;
  6. Sound recordings;
  7. Motion pictures; and
  8. Other creative works

4. What is the relevance of registered copyright across the globe?

– Some other countries recognise the due copyright registered in India.

5. What is the difference between Trademark, Copyright and a Patent?

Trademark: It is associated with names, words, phrases, signs, etc.

Copyright: It is usually sought by authors, artists and other literary professionals for owning exclusive rights over authorship, photographs, sculptures, choreography, architectural works, sound recordings, motion pictures, and other creative works.

Patents: It is usually sought by inventors and designers to sought exclusive rights over machines, processes, or chemical compositions, or the design for some product.

6. What is the usual time to get the copyright registered?

– An acknowledgement no. is assigned within a period of three days by Copyright department but it takes almost 12 months for it to be registered.

7. What is the validity of copyright registration?

– A copyright registration is valid for 60 years.

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