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What is a copyright?

Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection granted under the Indian Copyright Act 1957, to the creators of original works of authorship such as literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works The copyright vests in original work in whatever form it may be and in India it is not mandatory but useful in courts where civil and/or criminal proceedings can be taken to protect it.

Copyright owners have the exclusive rights to do or authorise the doing of any of the following in respect of a work :

  • To reproduce the work in any material form including the storing of it in any medium by electronic means
  • To issue copies of the work to the public not being copies already in publication
  • To perform the work in public, or communicate it to the public
  • To make any translation or adaptation of the
  • To make any translation or adaptation of the workTo sell or give on hire, or offer for sale or hire a copy (in case of a computer programme), regardless of whether such copy has been sold or given on hire on earlier occasions.

    • Copyright confers a number of rights, some or all of which can be granted to others either exclusively or non-exclusively

      Is it compulsory for me to register my work with Copyright Office to get copyright protection?

      It is not necessary under the Indian Copyright Act to register with the Copyright Office to get copyright protection. Registration of the work is however highly recommended because such registration is helpful in an infringement suit. As per the Copyright Act, the register of copyrights (where the details of the work are entered on registration) is prima facie evidence of the particulars entered therein. The documents purporting to be copies of any entries therein, or extracts from the register which are certified by the Registrar of copyrights and with the seal of the copyright office, are admissible as evidence in all courts without proof or production of the original. India is a member of both Berne and Universal Conventions and Indian law extends protection to all copyrighted works originating from any of the convention countries. However, in case of infringement of copyright, during court proceedings, copyright registration with the government of India serves as an advantage.

Procedure for Copyright Registration

Complete Copyright application form

You need to fill out a simple copyright form which will gather all the required information & will help us while filing your registration.

Drafting Copyright Application

According to your need, our expert will prepare your copyright application. We will co-ordinate with you for all the copyright documents.

Filing of Copyright Application

As soon as your documents and application are processed properly, our executive will submit your copyright application with the department.

Examation of copyright Application / Objection / Scrutiny

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 receive

Objection / Scrutiny

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.

Reply of Objection / Scrutiny

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.

Why Copyright Registration

  • Legal Protection
  • Intangible Asset
  • Various Legal Rights

What is Copyright Registration

A trademark is any unique expression related to a product or service that distinguishes it from others. A trademark can be a visual symbol, which may be a word, a name, a device, label or numerals used by a business to distinguish it from other goods of different business.

It is your silent salesman, your legal umbrella, your asset to flaunt. Owners of trademarks have exclusive rights to use trademark under the categories they are registered in (there is a total of 45 categories, called classes). Only Trademarks that are registered under the Trademark Act, 1999 provides the trademark owner right to sue for damages when infringements of trademarks occur.

What all things are Protected under a Copyright?

It basically protects the expression of ideas (e.g. words & illustrations), alone it cannot be protected. The following may be protected under copyright law:

  • Literary works (e.g., written books, computer programs, website)
  • Dramatic works (e.g., scripts for films and dramas)
  • Musical works (e.g., melodies)
  • Artistic works (e.g., paintings, photographs)
  • Published editions
  • Recorded Sounds
  • Movies, Films and telefilms
  • Broadcasts on Radio and Television
  • Performances

These Products are not eligible for protection under the Indian Designs Act. 2000

You may want to use or incorporate someone else's work into your own. While the works of others may be protected by copyright, there are a class of works that fall outside the scope of copyright law. The following categories of work are not eligible for copyright protection, regardless of when they were created and whether or not they bear a copyright notice.

  • Books
  • calendars
  • certificates
  • forms-and other documents,
  • dressmaking patterns,
  • greeting cards, leaflets,
  • maps and plan cards,
  • postcards, stamps, medals
  • Labels
  • tokens
  • cards
  • cartoons
  • Any principle or mode of construction of an article.
  • Mere mechanical contrivance
  • Buildings and structures.
  • Parts of articles not manufactured and sold separately.
  • Variations commonly used in the trade.
  • Mere workshop alterations of components of an assembly.
  • Mere change in size of article.
  • Flags, emblems or signs of any country.
  • Layout designs of integrated circuits.

Advantages of Copyright Registration

Legal evidence

This is the biggest and most significant benefit of getting a copyright registration done. With a copyright in place, your work is legally denoted to be yours. This keeps it safe. And if anyone infringes or tries to replicate your design, idea or product, you can cite the registered copyright in a legal argument. This will automatically and swiftly tip the scales in your favour. Without a copyright, you may find it difficult to contest such an issue. However, with a copyright registered beforehand, such issues can be sorted easily.

Public notice

Next, we have another significant advantage of copyright registration. When you copyright your work, it is documented in your name. Not only does this protect your work, it also gives you the ownership and spreads your name more freely in the public domain. This gives you a face and credibility to your design or idea. It also prevents others from taking ownership and wrongfully claiming they invented or manufactured that particular body of work. No one can claim to have not known about your ownership and used the work as their own. This can go a long way in protecting your reputation in your field of work, which in turn can translate into monetary as well as honorary profits.

Seeking damages

Not only is plagiarism a threat to the economic health of your business, it is also a treat to your status and standing. So, if due to any unfortunate event you do end up in a copyright infringement tangle, you can seek damages from the perpetrators. However, this can only happen if the copyright is correctly registered in your name. Without that, you won’t have a base to build your case upon. So, take stock of any future mishap that may happen and register your copyright without any further delay.

Early registration

You may have a few years in your hand to register the copyright, but it makes sense for you to take advantage of an early registration. This is important because if you procrastinate, someone else may swoop in and register something similar in their name. And then you will have no right over your original design, idea or product, even though you are the rightful owner of it. It is very simple to carry out a copyright registration in your name. The process can be completed online in a short span of time. So, do not wait for an eventuality to strike, because then it may be too late to go back and restore the prospects of your organisation.

Helps you stand out in the crowd

At every step of life, there is tremendous competition. You may find yourself lost in a crowd of competitors when you start a business of your own. However, a copyright registration may come in handy at such a time. By copyrighting even a small item, you will make it inaccessible to your competitors. This will make you stand out in the crowd and give an instant push to your profits. Do not forget this very useful advantage of copyright registration when you start your own business.

Getting your copyright registered is an absolutely essential thing to do. This small task of copyright registration opens up a whole lot of advantages to you. From keeping your ideas safe to bringing in more economic profits, you can indeed get a lot out of it. If you have still not gotten your copyrights registered, do so right away!

The requirements for filing the copyright application in India

1: Full Name, Address and Nationality of Applicant & that of the author The year & country of first publication of the work

2: List of countries where the work has been published and the year of publication

3: The year & the country of last publication

4: Six copies of the work Power of Attorney

5: In case of labels, which can be used as trademark, firstly clear copyright search certificate has to be received from the trademark registry & only thereafter, application for copyright can be filed in the copyright office

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