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Get your works copyrighted

If you have created something artistic/literary/ sound recording/ cinematographic film like a novel, a painting, a video, a music sheet, a song, software or anything creative, you need to make sure that only you get to enjoy its benefits. Only you should have the right to sell it, reproduce it or even burn it. Gaining exclusivity over the creations is the purpose of Copyright Registration.

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Copyright Registration Process

Step 1
Documentation
Step 2
Application filing
Step 3
Application Assessment
Step 4
Publication of Work
Step 5
Grant o Copyright Registration

Copyright Registration in India

What is Copyright Registration?

Copyright is an IPR (Intellectual Property Right). The IP laws give it to composers, authors, painters, developers, and artists. These authors gain exclusivity over the creations' usage, reproduction, and profits through this right. Once these creations go through copyright registration in India, they become an asset that holds a lot of value.

Why is Copyright Registration necessary?

If you get your works copyrighted, you have access to the following benefits of Copyright Registration:

  • There is a public record that you own your works.
  • You can enforce copyright laws if someone copies your works.
  • You are eligible for statutory damages.
  • You are given protection against infringing works.
  • Copyright Registration is valid up to 60 years after the artist to whom the creation belongs to has died.

Eligibility Criteria for Copyright Registration in India

The only material eligible for copyright material is the one that is genuinely original. Thus, you should only aspire for originality if you want to copyright your material.

Documents Required for Copyright Registration in India

The documents required as proof attachments with the Copyright Registration application are different for different art pieces. Some of the requirements we mentioned as per the type of art piece in the following sub-heading:

Copyright for Songs 

A No-Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Author, Publisher, Producer, and/or Composer & All other persons involved in the creation of Song.

Copyright for Goods & Service

  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Author
  • Search Certificate for the Copyright
  • Two copies of the Copyright Logo

Copyright for Music Notation

  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Author or Composer
  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Producer
  • Two Copies of the Artwork

Copyright for Artistic Work or Painting

  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) or Declaration of the Artist
  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Publisher

Copyright for a Symbol

  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Author
  • Two Copies of Symbol

Copyright for Sound Recording in India

No-Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Author, Publisher, Producer or Composer & All other persons involved in the creation of Sound Recording

Copyright for a Book

Book Copyright Registration in India

  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Author
  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Publisher
  • 2 Copies of Work

Copyright for Literature or Dramatic Work

  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Author
  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Publisher
  • 2 Copies of Work

Copyright for Cinematography 

  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Producer
  • No-Objection Certificate (NOC) or Agreement of the Artists involved

Copyright for Computer Software

No-Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Creator/Person involved in creating Software.

If you want to download the copyright registration form in India, you can visit the official IPR website.

 

Process for Copyright Registration in India

Online Copyright Registration Process

Procedure for Copyright Registration in India: The copyright registration process is a long one, and it involves a lot of legal requirements. However, all of that can be compressed into the following points:

Check for pre-registered Copyrights

Perform a copyright registration search to see if the creation of the same name, content and nature is already copyrighted

Application filing 

File the application for copyright registration along with a copy of the work you want to Copyright.

Copyright Publication 

Wait for the copyrighted material to be published. Then, it shall stay in the journal for a while.

Copyright Registration

You can download the copyright certificate in India after publication clearance. Once you get the copyright registration, the benefits come then. However, the time it takes for the process to be completed can take even years. Even then, there is a chance that the IP Authority can deny your copyright request for the material.

Still, Confused?? Seek help 

However, with Registrationwala, you don't have to worry about copyright registration not being a success. We are a team of business and IPR registration experts, and we will ensure that your work is copyrighted without any issues. In addition, you can avail of services from our clients relating to slogan copyright, artwork copyright, tagline copyright, and tagline for import export business.

Copyright for Unpublished Work

Under Indian Copyright Laws, the creative piece owner can register both its published and unpublished works. The copyright applicant must send two copies of unpublished work along with the application. Also, the applicant must attach and send a copy of the manuscript along with the application. Finally, he must affix the stamp of the Copyright Office as proof of the registered work. 

The Registrar will return one copy of the same duly stamped. But, he will retain the other one in the Copyright Office for record and keep it confidential. The Registrar will keep it open to the applicant to send only extracts from the unpublished work rather than the whole manuscript. Consequently, he will ask to return the extracts after the Copyright Office stamps them with the seal.

Copyright Registration Fee

Fees for Copyright Registration in India

  • The copyright registration fee for republishing a Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work is five thousand rupees per work.
  • The copyright registration fee for communicating any work to the public by Broadcast is forty thousand rupees per applicant.
  • The copyright registration fee for republishing a Cinematograph Film is fifteen thousand rupees per work.
  • The copyright registration fee for republishing a sound recording is ten thousand rupees per work.
  • The copyright registration fee for performing any work in public is five thousand rupees per work.
  • The copyright registration fee for publishing or communicating the work or translation to the public is five thousand rupees per work.
  • The copyright registration fee for publishing any work in any format useful for a person with a disability (Section 31 B) is two thousand rupees per work.
  • The copyright registration fee for producing and publishing a translation of a Literary or Dramatic work in any Language is five thousand rupees per work.

The registration and fee for the registration of Copyright are the same.

Our Assistance in filing the Copyright Registration in India

Searching for Copyright in India? We at Registrationwala provide end-to-end solutions for Copyright Registration. Our services include:

  • Collection of information and starting the process
  • Drafting the application
  • Reviewing the draft and making changes if necessary
  • Filing the application for copyright registration

Registrationwala.com is a leading legal consultancy firm providing comprehensive services relating to Copyright Registration. Contact us now if you seek to Copyright your work.

FAQs

Q1. What is Copyright Registration?

A. Copyright is an IPR (Intellectual Property Right). The IP laws give it to composers, authors, painters, developers, and artists. These authors gain exclusivity over the creations' usage, reproduction, and profits through this right. Once these creations go through copyright registration in India, they become an asset that holds a lot of value.

Q2. How to copyright an Artwork in India?

A. You can refer to the process section of thi web page to know the in-depth procedure of copyrighting an artwork. 

Q3. How to copyright a Book in India? OR How to get a copyright for a Book in India?

A. The copyright registration process for Books is long, and it involves a lot of legal requirements. However, all of that can be compressed into the following points:

  • Check for pre-registered Copyrights
  • File the online copyright application.
  • Publish the Copyright after successful assessment from the Examiner. 
  • Finally, the Copyright will be registered. 

Q4. How to copyright a Book or a Phrase? OR How to register a Copyright for a Book?

A. You can refer to the process section of thi web page to know the in-depth procedure of copyrighting a book.

Q5. What is the registration fee for copyrighting a republication of a dramatic art piece?

A. The copyright registration fee for republishing a Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work is five thousand rupees per work.

Q6. What is the registration fee for copyrighting a public broadcast service?

A. The copyright registration fee for communicating any work to the public by Broadcast is forty thousand rupees per applicant.

Q7. What is the registration fee for copyrighting a republication of cinema film?

A. The copyright registration fee for republishing a Cinematograph Film is fifteen thousand rupees per work.

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