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Copyright Registration in India

All you need to know

Copyright Registration (Application) is a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works that covers Literary works such as Novels, Poems, Plays, Reference Works, Newspaper articles, Computer programs, databases, Films, Musical compositions, and Choreography, Artistic works such as paintings, Drawings, Photographs, and Sculpture, Architecture, Advertisements, Maps, and Technical drawings.

 

It is a right conferred upon the author or creator of the work that no one can copy or reproduce or replicate their original work without their permission as per Intellectual Property Law. This means that without the authorization of the owner, no one can reproduce or replicate their original work.

 

However, an individual or an entity is allowed to charge for using their work or modifying the same. Copyright registration ensures that the rights of the creator are protected from any infringement. Copyrights are also transferable.

What work can be protected with the Copyright Registration?

  • Artistic works like painting, graphics and sculpture
  • Cinematography Film
  • Musical work and Sound Recording
  • Literary work like Books, Computer Programs, Websites etc.
  • Dramatic Works like Scripts, Films / Dramas

Suggested Read: Trademark V/s Copyright Registration in India

Why Ebizfiling for your Copyright Registration in India?

EbizFiling.com is an eminent business platform and a progressive concept, which helps end-to-end incorporation, compliance, advisory, and management consultancy services to clients in India and abroad. Registering a Copyright in India is easy, seamless, cheapest and quickest with us. To apply for Copyright Registration online you may get in touch with our compliance manager on 09643203209 or email info@ebizfiling.com for free consultation.

 

Copyright Registration in India, Copyright Application, Copyright, Fees for Copyright Registration in India.

Fees / Cost for Copyright Registration in India

Choose Your Package

ESSENTIAL

11999/-

(All Inclusive)

  • Copyright Registration Application for Literary Works
Popular

ENHANCED

14499/-

(All Inclusive)

  • Copyright Registration Application for Artistic Works

ULTIMATE

18499/-

(All Inclusive)

  • Copyright Registration Application for Artistic Works
  • Copyright Registration Application for Literary Works

Advantages of Copyright Registration in India

Points to make your decision easy

  • Copyright Registration gives protection against piracy.
  • It is an intangible asset for the owner.
  • Work copyrighted can be sold or franchised and the owner can earn royalty out of it.
  • Copyright Registration gives legal protection to the work copyrighted against any unauthorized use or copy.
  • The copyright producer, creator, or author can distribute his work by reproducing them.
  • It gives an exclusive right to the creator to exhibit their work in public which in turn builds the reputation/prestige worldwide.
  • Many other countries also recognize and protect the work copyrighted in India vis-à-vis similar privileges are allowed to works copyrighted in other countries.
  • Copyright’s protection extends to the creator’s life span + 60 years after his/her death.

Documents required for Copyright Registration in India

  • ID Proof of the Candidate
  • Name, Address and nationality of the Applicant
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the publisher, in case where the applicant is not the
  • ID Proof: Name, address, and nationality of the candidate
  • NOC: NOC from the publisher if the publisher and the applicant are two different individuals
  • Search Certificate from Trademark office if any
  • NOC: from a person whose photograph appears on the work
  • Power of attorney
  • 2 Copies of the work (Book / Source code in CD (if Website copyright))
  • KYC of author

Process for Copyright registration

1

Fill in the simple checklist

2

Verification of the Documents

3

Preparation of the Application

4

Copyright Registration

5

Sending the copy to the Department

Fill in Simple Checklist

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A Compliance Manager will get in touch with you to obtain your documents along with a simple checklist. You need to fill up that checklist and submit it along with your documents for processing. Our team of experts will verify the documents provided by you and take the procedure further.

Preparation of Copyright Application

Private limited registration

Once our expert team completes the verification process of the documents, the team will proceed with Copyright Registration formalities. All throughout the process, a dedicated Compliance Manager will keep you updated on the progress of Copyright Application Process.

Copyright Registration

Private limited registration

Lastly, we will submit the relevant forms on the official portal for Copyright registration along with all the necessary documents. Upon submitting the Application for Copyright Registration, we will take a print out of the same and send it to the official address of the Copyright Division via post.

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FAQs on Copyright Registration in India

  • Does copyright apply to titles and names?

    Copyright does not ordinarily protect titles by themselves or names, short word combinations, slogans, short phrases, methods, plots or factual information. Copyright does not protect ideas or concepts. To get the protection of copyright a work must be original.

  • Is it necessary to register a work to claim copyright?

    No. Acquisition of copyright is automatic and it does not require any formality. Copyright comes into existence as soon as a work is created and no formality is required to be completed to acquire copyright. However, certificate of registration of copyright and the entries made therein serve as prima facie evidence in a court of law with reference to dispute relating to ownership of copyright.

  • What is the fee for Copyright Registration of a work under the Copyright Act, 1957?

    The Government fees for Copyright Registration ranges from 200 to 40,000. The professional fees needs to be paid extra.  One can pay fee in favor of ‘Registrar of Copyrights’ payable at ‘new Delhi’. The fee is not reimbursable in case of rejection of the application.

  • Does copyright apply to titles and names?

    Copyright does not ordinarily protect titles by themselves or names, short word combinations, slogans, short phrases, methods, plots or factual information. Copyright does not protect ideas or concepts. To get the protection of copyright a work must be original.

  • In which Cities do you provide your services?

    Ebizfiling.com provides its services online across India. You can get benefit of our services in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kanpur, Nagpur, Jaipur, or any city in India by us.

  • Have some queries?

    Our expert will help you in choosing the best suitable plan for you. Get in touch with our team to get all your queries resolved. Write to us at info@ebizfiling.com or call us @+91 9643 203 209.

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