Copyright Registration

Are you afraid that someone can imitate your work? Then Copyrighting is the solution to safeguard your original and creative work. You can save your authenticity and hard work by registering for a Copyright of your work.

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How it works

Step 1

Purchase a plan for expert assistance

Step 2

Provide documents to our experts

Step 3

The Certificate will reach your doorstep

Overview

Copyright acts as an exclusive right to the creators on their literary & artistic work such as music, books, manuscripts, software's, films, fashion designs, website etc. from being duplicated and used for commercial purposes without the permission of the originator, resulting in tremendous loss to the creator. Copyright Registration gives your Creative work a Legal Status, thereby making it an Intellectual Property, giving you exclusive Legal Right over your creation.

Benefits

    • Protects the identity of the works.
    • Creators receive legal protection
    • Acts as a proof of ownership for the creative work.

Eligibility

Copyright registration is available to everyone, even non-profits. An author, creator, musician, photographer, producer, painter, composer, or firm can all be individuals.

Validity Period

The term copyright protection varies on different parameters and is not the same for all classes or types of the trademark which is based on the publication of the original work.

Processing Time?

none

Documents Required :

  • To obtain copy registration, the following documents should be submitted:
  • Candidate's name, address, and nationality- Id Proof 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

Note 1: - All the documents have to be self-certified.

Note:- All the documents have to be self-certified

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it possible to copyright titles or names?

    The titles or names, brief words, slogans, or other phrases are not protected by copyright registration. Copyright registration is only available for unique literary works.

  • What is the difference between registering copyright and registering a trademark?

    Copyright protection is offered to literary works, music, videos, slogans, and artistic items, whereas trademark registration protects the brand name, logo, and slogan.

  • What is the validity of the Copyright registration?

    Copyright registration is valid for 60 years once it is received. If it's a literary, dramatic, or musical work, the 60-year period begins with the author's death. Films, sound recordings, and pictures, on the other hand, have a 60-year validity term starting from the date of publication.

  • Is copyright granted in India only applicable in India or worldwide?

    According to the Berne Convention, copyright obtained in India will be treated as if it were obtained by foreign labour, and copyright protection would be extended to nations that have signed the convention.

  • Can a Copyright registration be sold or transferred?

    The copyright registration can be sold, transferred, gifted, or franchised with the permission of the work's owner.

  • What are the advantages of registering your copyright?

    The holder has the right to translate, reproduce, adapt, and create the work, as well as the right to be recognized for his contribution and the ability to adapt the work to other formats.

  • Can you tell me how long it takes to get a copyright registration?

    Considering variables such as objections, copyright registration can be secured in 6-8 months.

  • Is it required to have a work published before copyrighting it?

    Both published and unpublished material can be registered; if the work has already been published, the publishing data must be included with the registration.

  • Is it possible for a copyright registration application to be rejected?

    Yes, a copyright registration may be rejected if there is a discrepancy or incomplete documentation.

  • What to do in the event of a copyright infringement?

    The person who has infringed on the work must receive a statutory notice from the copyright holder.

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