Copyright

Copyright Registration

Overview

Copyright is a form of intellectual property right which is granted by the law or creators of artistic, literary, musical, dramatic and sound works and producer of cinematograph films. This right includes reproduction, translation, communication to the public and adaption of the work. Some of the rights may vary on the type of work.

Features

  • Copyright protects the right of the owners of work by rewarding their creations with their names.
  • The objective of copyright registration is to make a record of the verifiable account of the date and content of the work in question so that in the case of infringement, or plagiarism, the copyright owner can produce a copy of the work from an official government source.
  • There is no age bar on obtaining a copyright. A minor can register also.
  • Copyright provides protection to lyrics of a song, tunes, pictures, graphics, sculpture, sound recordings, drama, choreographed works, signatures and more.

Advantages

  • The copyright gives complete and exclusive rights to the owner of the work.
  • Copyright provides protection to the efforts of artists, writers, designers, musicians, and architects and it also promotes others to create.
  • Copyright registration can be done in relation to published or unpublished work.
  • Every type of literary or artistic work can be copyrighted in relation to a website or computer program.
  • Copyright owner enjoys the following rights:
  • a. Right of adaptation b. Right of reproduction. c. Right of communication to the public. d. Right of public performance. e. Right of patent and integrity. f. Right of distribution

Filing of an Application

With the requisite fee, an application needs to be filed either in DD/IPO. After filing of this application, a diary number is generated and issued to the applicant.

Examination

If within the said period of 30 days no objection is filed then the application shall be examined by the examiner or in the case of any objections raised by the examiner for any further documentation required.

Registration

After the objections are cleared to the satisfaction of the copyright office, A copyright registration certificate can be issued if the copyright office is satisfied.

No other common registration

The registration process is same as mentioned in the registration section.

FAQS

To find out if something is copyrighted, start by checking it for a copyright mark, which may be a “C” in a circle, or the word “copyright” followed by a date and the name of the copyright owner. Also have a glance on the date, since the copyrights on all works published in the U.S. before 1923 have expired.
Since copyright protection is automatic from the moment a work is created, registration is not required in order to protect your work.
A copyright protects literary and artistic works, while a trademark is more focused on protecting items that define and identify a company's brand, such as a logo. Copyright and trademark provide you with that kind of protection, so it is imperative that you register for both and make sure you protect your brand.
If the work is not having "originality" and creativity for copyright protection such as titles, names, short phrases and slogans, familiar symbols or designs, font design, ingredients or contents, facts, blank forms, etc. then it cannot be copyrighted.
While both offer intellectual property protection, they protect different types of assets. Copyright provides protection to literary and artistic works, such as books and videos. and trademark protects items that help define a company brand, such as its logo.
70 years. Also it depends on several factors, whether it has been published, and, if so, the date of first publication.

List of Documents

  • Name, Address & Nationality of the Applicant
  • Name, address and nationality of the author of the work
  • Date of Publication
  • Copies of the original work
  • Title of the Work
  • Class & Description of the Work
  • ID proof of the owner and Incorporation certificate if it is for business
  • Language of the Work

Pricing Plan

BASIC ₹12500
One Time

  • Copyright registration for logos, books, periodicals and magazines.
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SILVER ₹14500
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  • Copyright registration for videos, audio recording and cinematography films.
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GOLD ₹18500
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  • Copyright registration for logos, books, periodicals, magazines,videos, audio recording, cinematography films with trademark registration.
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