A copyright is an intellectual property that is governed in India by the Copyrights Act, 1957. Copyright is an intellectual right that is given to the creators of literary, music, books, films, artistic work, etc. against their inventions such as books, music, software, etc. from being copied and misused. Copyright registration provides security, right to sue in case of misuse, the legal right of ownership, and also helps to build up goodwill for business expansion.
It is not mandatory to register a copyright, but not doing so will devoid the creator of any benefits and legal recourse provided by the law. The copyright registration process is not complicated and can be completed with a few easy steps. Application for registration of copyright can be made online as well.
The copyright registration in India protects the creation from being copied or misused by unauthorized individuals or entity & ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations.
With a copyright registration in India, the owner gets the right to file a suit in case of infringement of the right. It acts as a deterrent against unauthorized reproduction of the copyrighted work.
A copyright is an intellectual property and is an intangible asset as well. The copyrights can be sold, franchised, or commercially contracted by the creator. Thus, a copyright registration creates an intangible asset, just like trademarks and patents.
A registered invention builds greater trust and goodwill when compared to non-registered one. Copyright registration also helps in building brand image and improve brand recall among your users.
Arrange and provide basic documents as per the list provided by us.
Making an application for registration of copyright physically or through e-filing facility in prescribed form.
The Registrar shall conduct hearing in case any objection is received on such application of copyright
After hearing and satisfaction of other aspects of the application, Registrar shall enter particulars of copyrights in the Register of Copyrights.
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The copyright can be obtained for any literary work such as computer software or an audio recording such as songs, recorded dialogues, video, film or artistic works such as paintings, drawings or any other artistic work.
The original owner of the invention such as artist, musician, designer, poet, writer, etc. can make an application.
Once copyright application is filed, and on receiving acknowledgement receipt, the applicant can use “C” symbol.
In the case of original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, Copyright once registered is permanent in nature and will exist for the lifetime of the inventor and for further 60 years after the death of the inventor.
The following rights are provided to the copyright holder:
In case of infringement of copyright, the copyright holder can send a statutory notice to the concerned person involved in the infringement. If the person does not withdraw using the copyright, then legal actions can be taken and the concerned person or entity can be sued in the court of law for the same.
The process for Copyright application is defined on the page above and can be made through Provenience and partners. You can place a request online on this page.