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What is copyright registration india?

Copyright Registrations India are monitered by Copyright Act, 1957. A copyright is a legal right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. Copyright give the owner of the work certain safeguard to ensure the intellectual work is protected and creativity is rewarded. Copyright includes a bundle of right like the rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work. Copyright is intellectual propety which value adds to the entity or user, it is an intangible asset for such entity or user. It can be sold or transferrred for consideration.

Benfits of obtaining copyright registration india

  • It acts as a legal protection for creators and act as evidence in the court of law.
  • It helps to improve market for the product or services which the creator create, it increases the goodwill of entity or user.
  • It gives protection at the time of copyright infringement, which helps to impede unauthorized reproduction.
  • It is an intangible asset for entity.

Procedure of obtaining copyright registration india



Step 1- Application needs to be filled and signed by the applicant in FORM IV and submit it to registrar along with the prescribed fees.
Step 2- POA is to be there between applicant and lawyer.
Step 3- 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
Step 4- 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.


Step 5- 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.
Details required for copyright registration india
Identity and Address of the applicant
Nature of the interest of applicant in getting copyright.
Nature of the work
a. Class and decription of the work
b. Title of the Work
c. Language of the work
d. If published then date of publication.

General FAQ – copyright registration india

A copyright is valid in India. However, if you have filed a copyright in India, you can use this as evidence before any government to prove that you were using the copyrighted content first.

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