Start protecting your work and enjoying certain legal rights over it in < 3 days
Rs. 4,629 Onwards
SAVE 30% COST!!!
Copyright registration in India is enrolled under Copyright Act, 1957. It provides a kind of safety so that the work carried out by the creator of work cannot be copied by anyone and to restore the uniqueness of the product. There are bundles of rights under Copyright like communication to the public, the rights of reproduction, adaptation, and translation of the work.
Copyright is basically a legal right which has been provided to the creators of literature, dramatics, musical and artistic work and even the producer’s films and sound recordings. Sometimes even businesses and startups get copyright registration related to instruction manuals, product literature and user guides. Usually, copyright is possessed by a creator of the work, but sometimes even the employer of its creator or the person who has authorised the work can own the copyright.
Copyright registration can be done through LegalRaasta in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai & all other Indian cities.
What is included in our Package.
Procedure for Copyright Registration
An application (including all the particulars and the statement of the particulars) in the format of FORM IV has to have to be sent to the registrar along with the requisite fees (mentioned in the Schedule 2 of the act.). A separate application has to be made for separate works
Every application has to be signed by the applicant as well as an Advocate in whose favour a Vakalatnama or a POA has been executed
The registrar will issue a Dairy No. and then there is a mandatory waiting time for a period of 30 days for any objections to be received
If there are no objections received within 30 days, the scrutinizer will check the application for any discrepancy and if no discrepancy is there, the registration will be done and an extract will be sent to the registrar for the entry in the Register of Copyright.
If any objection is received, the examiner will send a letter to both the parties about the objections and will give them both a hearing.
After the hearing, if the objections are resolved the scrutinizer will scrutinize the application and approve or reject the application as the case may be.
Why Copyright Registration
- Legal Protection
- Intangible Asset
- Various Legal Rights
What is Copyright Registration
Just like Trademark and Patent, Copyright is also one of the intellectual property protection. The Copyright Act, 1957 helps you in protecting the original or genuine literature, drama, music and artistic work. And ideas, procedures or even the methods of operation can never be copyrighted. In a layman’s language, a copyright is an exclusive right granted to the owner in order to protect his work from being copied, exploited or misused.
Doing a particular work takes lots of efforts and energy and therefore protecting the work done is as important as doing a work. Hence, one of the mediums through which one can protect as well as enjoy certain rights over his/ her works is Copyright.
The only owner of registered work can use the product or even can grant permission to another person. Copyrights are also transferrable.
What all things are Protected under a Copyright?
It basically protects the expression of ideas (e.g. words & illustrations), alone it cannot be protected. The following may be protected under copyright law:
- Literary works (e.g., written books, computer programs, website)
- Dramatic works (e.g., scripts for films and dramas)
- Musical works (e.g., melodies)
- Artistic works (e.g., paintings, photographs)
- Published editions
- Recorded Sounds
- Movies, Films and telefilms
- Broadcasts on Radio and Television
Advantages of Copyright Registration?
Copyright registration serves as prima facie evidence in the court of law over ownership of the work. Therefore, copyright registration gives the owner legal protection for his/her work.
Branding and Goodwill
Registered copyright can be used for marketing and creating a sense of goodwill and quality in the minds of your customer. Registered copyright show others that you care about your work.
Works that are copyrighted in many other countries are accorded similar privileges here in India. Likewise, works copyright registered in India are accorded protection in many foreign countries.
Restricts Unauthorized Reproduction
Copyright registration will establish that you are serious about copyright infringement. This will help impede unauthorized reproduction of the work as it provides the owner with a host of legal remedies.
Creation of Asset
Copyright registration creates an intellectual property, an intangible asset. Registered copyrights are an intellectual property and the rights can be sold, franchised or commercially contracted.
Details required for Copyright Registration?
Personal details: This includes the Name, Address and Nationality of Applicant. Applicant should specify the nature. Whether he is the owner or the representative?
Nature of the work: This includes class & description of the work, title of the Work. In case of a website copyright, give the URL of the website. You also need be mention the language of the Work
Date of Publication: Mention the date of Publication in internal magazines (if possible). Like a company magazine or a research paper submitted to a professor does not count as publication.