About Copyright Registration

Copyrights are registered under The Copyright Act, 1957. Copyright is an intellectual property right confer upon its owner through which any other individual or entity can use original works (like books, scripts, even software, artistic, cinematography, recordings, computer programming etc.) of the creator with his permission in writing. Companies often copyright instruction manuals, Website content, product literature, brochure and user guides. Copyrights are also transferable.

Benefits of Copyrights registration

•  Owner may claim authorship for published work under the right of paternity.
•  Owner may decide where to publish and where not under the right of publication.
•  Owner may take necessary preventive actions in case of image or reputation loss.

Documents Required for Copyright Registration in india


Cinematograph Film


Literary / Dramatic

Sound Recording

•  2 Copies of work.
•  DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
•  NOC from author if applicant is different from author.
•  NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from Applicant.
•  Search Certificate from Trade Mark Office (TM -60) if the work is being Used on goods or capable of being used on the goods.
•  NOC from person whose photograph appears on the work.
•  If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney.

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