Copyright Registration

To prove ownership over copyright and to serve as first impression evidence in the court of law, works can be registered in the Register of Copyrights maintained in the Copyright Office of the Department of Education. To copyright registration application is to be made on Form IV in a requisite manner along with the applicable fee. Both published and unpublished works can be copyrighted.

Online copyright Process

Once the Copyright Application is filed, you will get a copyright diary number, which is legal proof of your application. Copyright office will keep the application open for 30 days for objection. If no objection is received from any party, it typically takes 8 to 12 months for Copyright Certificate to be issued.

Copyright Protection Validity

Copyright application can be signed and submitted by the applicant or an Advocate in whose favour a vakalatnama or Power of Attorney has been executed by the Applicant. In case of application by an Advocate, the Power of Attorney signed by the applicant and accepted by the advocate should be enclosed with the application. In case of registration of multiple works, separate applications should be made for registration of each work along with the requisite fee.

Benefits of Copyright Registration

How is it Done?

Documents Required

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