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Copyright Registration

  • The copyright registration in India is governed by the Copyright Act, 1957 & Copyright Rules, 2013.
  • The person can register his creative work related to Books, content, articles, music, website, films, literature work etc. as copyright and get exclusive ownership of work.
  • The Copyright registration gives exclusive right to the legal owner to use or manage or produce his Copyright work and restrict other people to do duplication or use without his permission.
  • The Legal owner of copyright creative work has an exclusive right to assign or rent his work to others and charges Royalty or fees as a consideration.
  • The copyright registration does not include any methods, procedure, mathematical concepts used for producing creative work.

Items covered under Copyright Work

Publications / Books

Movies or Film

Editorials / Blogs / Content

Sound Recording

Website

Broadcast through TV, Radio & any online platform.

Music or Music with Sound

Creative work including Drawing, Photo, Scratch.

Software including computer programs.

Copyright Registration Package

Expert Consultancy

Drafting of Application

Filing of Application

Government Fees

Speedly Filing

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Meaning of Copyright

The term “Copyright” defines under Copyright Act, 1957 & Copyright registration provides an exclusive right to the registered owner to do any acts including the use or production or assignment or duplication of his creative work in the following categories are:-

 

Literary, Dramatic or Musical Work

 

The legal owner of the above copyright work has the exclusive right to the following acts with his work are:-

  • Any Reproduction of work in a tangible form which includes storage of such work through electronic methods in any device or mechanism.
  • Provide a copy of unpublished work to the public;
  • Any Presentation of work to the public;
  • Any appearance of work to the public;
  • Preparation of movies or file or advertisement or sound recording;
  • Any new version or up-gradation or alteration or rearrangement of original work;
  • Write the original work into a new language or style.

 

Computer programme

 

The Copyright Holder of a computer programme has exclusive right to do the below mention acts are:- 

  • Any Duplicate of the computer programme in a physical form which includes storing in computerised methods in any machine or device.
  • Provide a representation of the unpublished Computer programme to the public;
  • An Exhibition of the Computer programme to the public;
  • Any presentation of a Computer programme to the public;
  • Development of videos or catalogue or commercial or sound recording or films of a Computer programme;
  • Any fresh variant or up-gradation or modification of original Computer programme;
  • Publish the original Computer programme into a new language or style;
  • Any commercial sell or rent of the Computer programme copy;

 

Artistic work

 

The person has the following exclusive right who register his Artistic work in this Act are:-

  • Any reproduction of Artistic with the public;
  • Storing of Artistic work digitally in any device;
  • Any Conversion of Artistic work from 3 dimensional to 2 dimensional;
  • Any Conversion of 2-dimensional Artistic work into 3 dimensional.

 

Cinematograph Film

 

The Person has the following exclusive right with his Copyright Cinematograph film are:-

  • Producing a duplicate copy of the original film;
  • Reproduction of any picture of the photo which belongs to film;
  • Any information to the public of film.
  • Doing Commercial Business of a film with the public;
  • Renting of film to the people;
  • Saving of the film in any device through electronic tool;

 

Sound recording

 

The Sound recorder has the following exclusive right when he registers his sound recording in copyright act are:-

    • Duplication of any sound recording;
    • Storage of sound recording in any device or tool digitally or electronically means;
    • Trading of any sounds recording to the public;
    • Rental of Sound recording to any person;

Meaning of Literary work

  • Section 2(o) of the Act defined the word “Literary” as the Literary related to any literature written or printed in characters or symbols for any political or election matters.
  • The Literature originally belongs to author irrespective of design, style, fonts, quality, quantity and it also contains the information or instruction.
  • The literary work consists of any Reports, Collections, Articles, Computer Database, Computer applications, Adaption & Translation.
  • The Literary work can copyright who create a Creative, original work, different in characters & take intelligent effort Except the work involves any slight or minor changes in any existing work.

Condition for Protection of Literary Work

Original & Literary work

 

  • Literary work originally belongs to the author and express in the form of symbol or word or notes which are printed in novels, blogs, books, articles, magazine, tables, database, report, research, newspaper etc.

 

Publication of Literary work

 

The publication of Literary work satisfies the below conditions are:-

    • Literary work Published in India;
    • The Literary work which is not published but the author is the citizen of India;
    • In case work is published outside India but the author is the citizen of India at time of such publication;
    • The Author of Literary work is dead at the time of publication outside India but he must be a citizen of India at the time of Death.

Meaning of Musical Work

  • The term “Musical work” defined in Section 2(P) of this act and it means the composition of music or present music through any presentation of symbol or character by the author itself or with the other author.
  • The Musical work shall not include any word or action or sound used while composing or singing or performing the work.
  • The Composing of Musical work means the recording of music in any form (Graphical words or symbol) by the composer.
  • The joint authors (Two or more author) who produce Musical work can file a single application for copyright registration but the contribution from both author or composer is treated as equal.
  • The Musical work includes the arrangement, arranging, written text, rearrangement of existing work, record on other instruments, Adaption, Transcription etc. of any Music.

Condition for Protection of Musical Work

  • The copyright Act, 1957 provides exclusive right of protection for Musical work which is published by the author during his lifetime or published by any person within 60 years from the date of Author death.
  • The protection for Joint author Copyright registration (two or more authors holds rights) is calculated from the date of author death who dies last.

Meaning of Artistic Work

  • The meaning of Artistic word provided in Section 2(C) of the Copyright Act, 1957 and its defined as any original production of work which is created by the author or owner and able to present in material form and having the quality to enter into the copyright registrar irrespective of that the work includes any dramatic or Artistic quality or not.
  • The Artistic work is completely Logical, detailed and it may consist of any drawing, cartoons, animations, photo, scratch, maps, diagram, design, models, plans for statues, construction plan, building maps, charts, paintings, prints, Woodcuts, engraving art & pictures.
  • If the Artistic work relates to any goods or services & able to distinguish or differentiate from other person goods or services then search certificate of Trademark registry is required for registration.
  • The Artistic work which can Capable of registering under the Design Act, 2000 then applicant able to get copyright registration on such work.
  • The Title of Artistic work is not eligible for copyright registration in India.

Conditions for Copyright Registration of Artistic Work

No Objection Certificate

  • The applicant has required the non-objection certificate from all the person who involved in the creation of such artistic except when he is the sole creator of work.
  • The non-objection certificate also requires when the artistic work include the picture of any person except when the photograph of public appearance which not objectionable.

 

Search Certificate

  • The search certificate issued by Trademark Department, if the Artistic work is having any relation with any goods or services and it’s mandatory when the Artistic work used along with any Brand name, symbol, logo etc.
  • The Applicant shall require to make an application for copyright registration within 1 year from date of search certificate issued.
  • Example: – Any Picture consists of “KFC” logo and used for selling goods.

 

Affidavit

    • The Affidavit is required when the Artistic work can register under the Design Act, 2000 and no application filed by the author for registration.
    • The Affidavit contains that the author who does not register his Artistic work in design act and he has not applied for industrial purpose and shall not reproduce more than 50 times.

Meaning of Sound Recording

  • The term “Sound Recording” means a recording of Voice or Sound irrespective methods or means used for the production of sound and it may be recorded in any manner.
  • The Sound recording includes an audio recording of sound and it may be an audio recording of any speech, lecture, book, Novel, magazine, interview, stage performance, audio used with moving images etc.
  • The year of first publication of sound recording is considered for the calculation of tenure or validity in the copyright act, 1957.
  • The Publication means the sound recording copies available to the public or communicates to the public through any means.
  • Publication of sound recording includes broadcast or live cast on TV, Radio, Online Platform, Selling in CD / DVD / drive etc.

Conditions for Copyright Registration of Sound Recording

Single Application for a Work

  • An applicant shall file a single copyright application for a single sound recording in one CD/DVD.
  • If an applicant file single application for multiple recording in one CD/DVD then it’s treated as multiple work and Government charges registration fees for each work separately.

Eg:- 5 songs in Single CD/DVD/Drive is consider as 5 works.

 

Non-Objection Certificate

The Original non-objection certificate attested & signed by the applicant and the certificate contains the following information are:-

  • The author is the sole creator of Sound recording otherwise NOC of other parties involved in the creation of work.
  • The author has the knowledge the copyright registration is submitted only on the name of the applicant;
  • The author of sound recording has received full or final consideration for his work.
  • The author has no objection on the above mention points.

Filing Category

  • The application for registration copyright of sound recording will submit under the category of Musical work.

 

Meaning of Cinematograph Film

  • Cinematograph film means a recording of any visuals or image including the sound or voice recording through any device or manner & It may be store or record in any device or tool.
  • In other words, the Video recording of any moving visual or images or photo is treated as Cinematograph film and it includes a recording of any short film, Tv advertisement, live anchoring, live stage show, live animation, stage performance, live telecast on Tv or online platform etc.
  • The first publication year of Cinematograph film is considered for calculation of validity or tenure of work to be protected in the copyright act, 1957.
  • The Publication means when Cinematograph film copies available to the public or communicates to the public through any means.
  • Publication of Cinematograph film includes broadcast or live cast on TV, Radio, Online Platform, Selling in CD / DVD / drive, Showing in cinema halls etc.

Assignment of Copyright Work

Assignment

    • The term “Assignment “used for transfer or assign of any copyrighted work right to any person by the author for the use or reproduction or duplication of the work and charges a royalty as consideration.
    • The registered copyright author can assign or transfer or distribute the right of existing or future work to any person either completely or partly or subject to some condition for the full or partial tenure of copyright.

Condition for Assignment of Copyright Work

Future work Assignment

  • The assignment or transfer of future work copyright only enforces when the creative work comes into existence.
  • No assignment of any work without condition for the exploitation of such work which not in existence or having no industrial use unless the assignment specially mentions the tool for the exploitation of the work.

 

No Equal Royalty Sharing with Assignee

  • The author shall not do any assignment or waiving of royalties Sharing right on an equal basis with the assignee (who purchase the right) for the use of any copyright literary or musical work including Cinematograph film otherwise such agreement treated as invalid or void Except in the following cases are:-
  1. Performance of a copyright work to the public along with the film in the cinema hall;
  2. By the legal heirs of the authors;
  3. Collection & sharing by copyright society.
  • The author is not allowed do any assignment or waiving of royalties Sharing right on an equal basis with the assignee (whose favour the work right legally transferred)for the use of any copyright literary or musical work including sound recording otherwise such agreement treated as invalid or void Except in the following cases are:-
  1. By the legal heirs of the authors;
  2. Collection & distribution by copyright society.

 

  • The person who is the registered owner of copyright work is treated as “Assignor” and the person in whose favour the copyright legally transferred is known as “Assignee” and Assignee includes the legal representative of an assignee.

 

Written Agreement

  • The Assignment Agreement for any copyrighted work shall be prepared in written form and signed by the assignor & assignee or by the authorised agent of assignor or assignee otherwise such agreement treated as Invalid or void.

 

Duration of Assignment

  • The Agreement for the Assignment Copyright work shall contain the duration or period otherwise the duration of an agreement treated as 5 years from the date of execution of such agreement.

 

Geographical validity

  • The assignment agreement shall include the geographical or territorial validity of Copyright work otherwise the validity of such agreement in the whole of India.

 

Royalty Right

  • The Assignment Agreement shall contain the amount to be payable in the form of Royalty (a type of Consideration) to the author by the assignee for the utilisation of assign copyright work.
  • The Royalty or consideration amount is disclosed in the agreement.

 

Exercise of Assign Right

  • The assignee of copyright work shall exercise his rights as per assignment agreement within the period of maximum 1 year from date of execution of such agreement unless the period particularly specified.

Validity of Copyright registration in India

The Validity of copyright registration in India normally the whole lifetime of the author and 60 years from death author and it also depends upon the on Creativity, quality, performance & activity of work & below is the list of copyright work with duration are:-

 

Identified Publication of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works

  • The validity of the Published identified Copyright literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works is upto the whole lifetime of the author and 60 years from the 1st day of the next calendar year of the following year in which the author dies.
  • The 60 years calculated from the 1st day of the next calendar year of the following year in which the last author dies in case of joint author.

 

Unidentified Publication of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works (Except Image)

  • The validity of the unidentified publication of Copyright literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works (except Image or portrait) is upto 60 years from the 1st day of the next calendar year from the year of first publication.
  • If Identity of the author is disclosed before his death then validity upto 60 years calculated from the 1st day of the next calendar year of following the year in which the author dies.
  • Publication of Unidentified work by the Joint author than 60 years calculated from the 1st day of the next calendar year of the following year in which the last disclosed author dies.

 

Copyright of Unpublished Continuing literary, dramatic & musical work

  • The Tenure or validity of copyright registration for any literary, dramatic & musical work depends upon the copyright is alive at the date of author death and such work is not published then the calculation of 60 years from the 1st day of the next calendar year of following the year in which the author dies.
  • The calculation of 60 years started from the 1st day of the next calendar year following the year in which the last author dies amongst the joint author.

 

Copyright of Published Continuing literary, dramatic & musical work

  • The Tenure or validity of copyright registration for any literary, dramatic & musical work depends upon the copyright is alive or subsist at the date of author death and such work is published before the death of author then the calculation of 60 years starting from the 1st day of the next calendar year of publication year.
  • The calculation of 60 years started from the 1st day of the next calendar year of following the year in which the last author dies amongst the joint author.

 

Copyright in Cinematograph Films

  • The tenure of copyright registration in India for the Cinematograph Films is 60 years from the 1st day of the next calendar year of publication year.

 

Copyright in Sound Recording

  • The validity of Sound recording copyright registration is 60 years from the 1st day of the next calendar year of publication year.

Copyright in Government Work

  • The legal owner of government work is always government and the Validity of copyright registration is 60 years from the 1st day of the next calendar year publication year of any government work.

Copyright in Public Undertaking Work

  • The Validity of copyright registration in India is 60 years from the 1st day of the next calendar year publication year of any Public undertaking work.
  • The Public undertaking means any company (Private Company or Public Company) which controlled by the central or state government of India.

Benefits of Copyright Registration

BUSINESS VALUE

The copyright helps in protection of work from any misuse or duplication by any person for their purpose. The copyright indirectly increased the demand for his work in the market due to non-availability and that lead to increased Business value.

BUSINESS GOODWILL

The copyrighted work of the author increased the confidence and demand for his Copyright work in the market
And
the author able to distribute the work right to people by charging Royalty or consideration.

LEGAL PROTECTION

The Copyright registering authority provide you with the exclusive right to use or produce or sell or rent copyrighted work without any hassle &
you can sue any person if you find he is using your registered work without your permission.

AFTER DEATH PROTECTION

The Copyright registration protects the legal owner or author for his copyright work upto 60 years from the death of the author. It's only intellectual property registration act who provide continued protection even after the author death.

PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE

The Registered Copyright work owner treated as the original author of unique work
And
it’s taken as Prima facie evidence in the court for any dispute raised in the court for the deciding the ownership of such work.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE

Once the author copyright his creative work after that no one able to use your work for any use or reproduction or communication or sell or rent etc without prior intimation to you and its exclusive right of author use his work.

MISUSE PROTECTION

Any person uses your copyright work and circulates among the people without the prior approval or permission of the author then the registered owner eligible to recover damages or compensation for any use by suing that person in court.

AUTHOR UNIQUE WORK

The author who registers his work under copyright 1957 then no person able to copied or reproduce the work
and
not able to copyright the identical or similar work with Copyright registering authority.


INCREASE IN SALES

The author can sell or lease or assign his copyrighted work to any person by charging fees or commission or royalty due to this increase in Sales, Profit & Revenue.
The author can earn money from his copyright work due to exclusive right.

ASSIGNMENT OF WORK

The Registered Copyright work owner or author has an exclusive right to Assign or Transfer or Rent or Franchise his work to another person or business organisation for their products or services by charging any fees or royalty or Franchise fees.

EASE IN LOANS

The Copyright work treated as intellectual assets of the author or Business organisation
&
it’s provided as security for loans or advances to the Banks or Financial Institutions.
&
This solve the problem of security mortgage.

ASSETS CREATION

While preparation of Balance sheet of any Business, the Copyright work is treated as signed of Goodwill & it's valued by Statutory Auditor for Assets valuation in Financial Accounts
&
Copyright shown as Intangible Assets in the Balance sheet.

GLOBAL PROTECTION

The author of any creative work covered under Copyright Act, 1957 can register his work in the International copyright Act to get worldwide protection of his creative work and even some country give special recognition in their respective country for work registered in India
&
protect the work from any infringement

Copyright Registration Process

Documents Required For Copyright Registration

Documents For Individual / Proprietorship

  1. 2 copies of unpublished work and 1 copy of published work.
  2. The registered office of Business.
  3. Identity Proof (Driving License or Passport or Voter ID or Aadhar Card).​
  4. Address Proof (Mobile Bill or Electricity bill or Bank Statement).
  5. PAN Card (Mandatory).
  6. Passport is mandatory for Foreign National or Non-Resident India (NRI).
  7. Importance of work.
  8. Ownership proof of work
  9. Signed Power of Attorney.
  10. No Objection certificate of the author if an applicant is other than the author.
  11. NOC of the person whose photo appears in any work.
  12. Search certificate in case of work is related to any goods or services.
  13. KYC of the author.
  14. Mobile No.
  15. Email Id.
  16. Qualification

Documents For Company / LLP / Partnership Firm / Society / Trust / HUF

  1. 2 copies of unpublished work and 1 copy of published work.
  2. Certificate of Registration of Business.
  3. MOA / Bye-Laws / Partnership Deed / Trust Deed.
  4. Resolution for Authorised person.
  5. Registered Office.
  6. PAN Card of Business.
  7. Identity & Address proof of the Authorised Person.
  8. No Objection Certificate of the author if an applicant is other than the author.
  9. NOC of the person whose photo appears in any work.
  10. Search certificate in case of work is related to any goods or services.
  11. KYC of the author.
  12. Signed Power of Attorney.

Important Notes

  • The applicant shall provide us signed power of attorney (Provided by us) to filing a Copyright application with Copyright registering authority.

Government fees for copyright registration

S.no.

Particulars

Govt. Fees

1      

Application for copyright registration of Literary Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work.

Rs. 500/- per work

2      

Application for copyright registration of Cinematograph film.

Rs. 5000/- per work

3      

Application for copyright registration of Sound recording.

Rs. 2000/- per work

4      

Application for copyright registration of Literary Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work used concerning

any goods or services.

Rs. 2000/- per work

5      

Broadcasting license for public communication of any work.

Rs. 40000/- per station.

6      

Republication License of Cinematograph film.

Rs. 15000/- per work

7      

Sound recording Republication License.

Rs. 10000/- per work

8      

License for Public performance of any work.

Rs. 5000/- per work

9      

Publication license of any version of Literary Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work.

Rs. 5000/- per work

10    

Production License of any version of Literary Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work.

Rs. 5000/- per work

11    

Republication License of Literary Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work.

Rs. 5000/- per work

12    

Application for any change in copyright registration of Literary Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work.

Rs. 200/- per work

13    

Application for any change in copyright registration of Literary Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work used to concerning any goods or services.

Rs. 1000/- per work

Procedure of Copyright Registration

1. COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS

  1. Estellaconsultancy sends you the checklist of documents required for copyright work registration in India.
  2. Send us documents through the mail in PDF format.
  3. All documents are attested by the applicant.
  4. The applicant sends us 2 copy of unpublished work & 1 copy in a case of published work.

2. SIGNING OF POWER OF ATTORNEY

  1. The applicant provides us with the authority to file the Copyright registration application on behalf of the applicant or author.
  2. The Format of Power of attorney provided by Estellaconsultancy without charging any fees.
  3. The Power of attorney is printing on the stamp paper & signed (Blue Colour Pen) by the applicant.

3. PREPARATION OF COPYRIGHT APPLICATION

  1. We prepare the application based on documents or information provided by the applicant.
  2. The Copyright registration application Includes the details of work, Business activity, Copyright work class, Registered office, Applicant Photo, Importance of work, Details of original producer etc.
  3. The applicant provides a copy of work in any CD/DVD/flash drive irrespective of that the work is published or not.
  4. The applicant Shall file a single application for one copyright of work with requisite government fees.
  5. The applicant files two or more songs Musical work in single CD/DVD then it’s treated as multiple application and government charge separate fees for each work.
  6. The applicant also provides us with a No objection certificate in case the author of work is not an applicant.

4. FILING FOR COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

  1. The Copyright registration application filed in the Form “XIV” duo copy with designated Copyright registering authority along with registration fees.
  2. Copyright application to be file through Offline by visiting the Copyright Office or Online through IPC.GOV.IN portal.
  3. The online application required the attached DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) of the applicant and Copyright agent.
  4. The Copyright Department issued us Diary no. for tracking the further status of the application.

5. FOLLOW UP WITH DEPARTMENT

  1. Estellaconsultancy does proper follow up with Copyright registering authority related to filed Copyright application.
  2. All the supportive documents provided to the department is properly signed & attested by the applicant or agent appointed by the applicant. 
  3. We provide any other documents or Information demanded by the authority concerning the application.

6. HEARING ON OBJECTION

  1. The Copyright department takes Objection upto the 1 months from the date of publication in the Copyright Journal.
  2. The Copyright Registrar give notice to each party in case of any opposition raised during the Advertisement period.
  3. If any Objection receives by department then we need to do representation in front of the department with proper documentation on the Date schedule by the department.
  4. Both parties have right of postponement of the hearing date by giving application in the prescribed form at least 3 days before Date of Hearing with reasonable cause.
  5. The Adjournment of hearing date maximum upto 30 days and each party can avail maximum 2 postponements of hearing.
  6. If the applicant is not present in the hearing scheduled by the Copyright officer then the Copyright application treated as cancel or rejected and the written communication sent by the Copyright Department.
  7. The opponent is not able to present in hearing then his objection treated as dismissed and liable for prosecution or punishment under Copyright Act, 1957.
  8. All the arguments between the applicant & opponent shall be in the written form and submitted to the designated officer.
  9. After reading all the arguments, The Copyright designated officer communicate his Decision in writing to each party.
  10.  

7. COMPLETION OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

  1. After taking into consideration of any objection raised by any person & Copyright department is satisfied with the application then Copyright registering authority issued the Copyright Registration certificate to the applicant.
  2. The Copyright registration takes around 6 months to 2 years.
  3. The Department issued the Copyright registration certificate with the common seal.

Copyright Violation

The violation of copyright is also known as Infringement of Copyright work. it means any act of a person due to which violation in the right of the registered author and without author permission and the person is liable to pay damages or compensation for such act.

Violation Includes

These following acts are done by a person other than the registered owner of copyright work are:-

  • Selling of copyright work;
  • Leasing of copyright work;
  • Trading of copyright work;
  • Distribution of copyright work;
  • Reproduction or duplication of copyright work;
  • Public show of copyright work;
  • Import a copy of copyright work in India for distribution or reproduction or private use;

The person involves in any act mentioned above without permission or approval of the author then he liable for prosecution under the copyright act, 1957.

Violation Excludes

These following acts are done by a person other than the registered owner of copyright work (Except Computer programme) is not treated as violation author right in this act are:

  • Personal use;
  • Research;
  • Analysis;
  • Survey;
  • Review;
  • Broadcasting of current issues and current incidents;
  • Broadcasting of speech available for public.
  • Performance with a good intention of any copyrighted work in any religious or ceremony organized by the government or local authority.

Notes:-

The storing of a copyright computer programme in any electronic device is not constitute a violation of the author right in the following conditions are:

    • Use for the purpose mention at time of purchase or
    • Take a backup of data to reduce the risk date crash or loss or
    • Necessary for the operating of work or
    • Use for research or study on the work;
    • Legally Duplication or reproduction of work for personal or private use;
    • Necessary to store the work to do communication with the public;
    • Storing of work which is allowed by the author;
    • Production of any work for Judicial proceeding;
    • Storing of any publicly or openly available work.

FAQ

RELATED TO COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

The applicant can register his creative work in the copyright act, 1957 which related to Literary, Dramatic, Musical, Artistic, Cinematograph film & Sound recording and this registration provides the exclusive right (Use or lease or sell) to the author of work and the registered author has the right to sue any person in the court who used his copyright work without his or her permission and able to claim damages.

The applicant need to follow the following steps are:-

Step 1:- Prepare the Literary, Dramatic, Musical, Artistic, Cinematograph film & Sound recording work is to be registered;

Step 2:- Preparation of Copyright application

Step 3:- Apply for Copyright registration of work through Online or Offline Mode to Copyright Registering authority;

Step 4:- The Copyright department intimate you after the registration of the work.

Note:-

It’s advisable to you kindly consult the lawyer or expert or professional before applying for Copyright registration because the Copyright application shall include various Important clause or provision which is not understandable by a normal person.

The cost of Copyright registration for the applicant is varying with the type of work but our professional fees for filing application is Rs. 2999/- excluding government fees.

The Applicant has 2 copies of work, Address proof, Identity proof, work ownership Proof, Power of Attorney, Search certificate, Non-objection certificate etc. for Copyright registration in India.

Copyright work validity is upto the author whole lifetime and 60 years from the death of the author.

When applicant applied for online Copyright registration then class 3 Digital Signature (DSC) required for authentication for a Copyright application.

The author of copyrighted work uses the “©” symbol along with his work.

Any author of work including Individual, company, Body corporate etc can apply for copyright registration.

The Copyright registration used for registration of the Voice, Content, Books, Blogs, Article etc.

The trademark registration for the Mark or Logo or Symbol use by the business owner for their Business or Goods or Services.

Patent registration used for some Unique Innovation or Idea or software or product or Formula excluding any scientific natural or chemical reaction.

No, an applicant not able to register 2 or more work by filing the single application but the government charges fees for each work.

No, the copyright registered under copyright Act, 1957 is Valid throughout India.

The Government fees for copyright registration vary between Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000 per work.

We Estellaconsultancy taken maximum 3 days for filing the copyright registration application subject to availability of documents demanded by us from the applicant.

No, an applicant not required to renew his copyright certificate because the validity of copyright work is upto the whole lifetime of the author.

Yes, The changes are allowed in the copyright registration certificate such as Correction applicant name or any spelling mistake subject to the approval of designating copyright authority.

The “©” used along with proposed work which is copyright by the copyright department and issued the copyright registration certificate.

Yes, The author of work can register his website content in the copyright act, 1957.

Yes, The copyright act, 1957, allowed to foreign National to register their work in India.

Yes, The author able to sell or rent the registered copyrighted work but the work belong to the author.

Estella Consultancy provides Online Copyright registration services in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Bhiwadi, Ajmer, Jhansi, Bhopal, Indore,  Kerala, Pune and all the major cities in India.

Yes, The Foreign company register in any country able to register his work in India under the copyright act, 1957.

The power of attorney is a legal authorisation to the person who is going to file the copyright registration application on the behalf of the applicant and its signed and attested by the applicant.

The author able to proof work ownership by presenting the original copy of work, data related to his publication etc.

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