Copyright Registration

 5000/- (inclusive all)

  • Discussion and collection of basic Information
  • Drafting of Documents by Professionals
  • Verification of documents
  • Preparation of the application and Vakalatnama
  • Form filing of for Copyright Application online
  • Physical submission of payment acknowledgment receipt,
  • prescribed forms in triplicate copies to the Copyright Registry.

Documents Requirements

  • Details of the applicant

Name, Address & Nationality of the Applicant (Certificate of Registration must be provided for a body corporate)

  • Nature of interest

Nature of the Applicant’s Interest in the Copyright

i.e. if the applicant is the original creator or a representative of the creator

  • Details about the work

Type & Description of the Work,

Title of the Work or URL Language of the Work.

  • The Date of Publication

The date when your creative work was first published.


Knowledge Portal

What is Copyright ?

Copyright registration in India gives monetary rights and benefits to the original creators of literature, art, music, sound recordings, cinematographer films, and broadcasts. This enables the creators to make money from their creation by making copies, performing in public, broadcasting, and issuing its copies to the public for various other online uses.Copyright is automatically created at the moment when the creator creates something. But, the act of copyright registration in India is important as it gives the creator a legal right in public so that others cannot exploit the creator’s work

Advantages of Copyright Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

1.What cannot be protected through copyright registration in India?

Works that are not fixed in a tangible form such as ideas, procedures, methods, systems, processes, concepts, principles, or discoveries, unwritten speeches, etc. cannot be copyrighted.

2.What are the rights of a Copyright owner?

The copyright owner has the exclusive rights to: Reproduce and distribute the work in copies or phone record to the public by sale or transfer of ownership or license. Make additions to the original work or modify it, display, present or perform them among the public; and Exclude others to claim ownership or use without the original creators’ permission.

3.Can I sue someone legally if I have my copyright registered?

Yes, you can send a legal notice to that person. And, even after that the infringement continues, you can claim your exclusive right in the court of law to claim damages.

4.Can we search for any identical artistic work registered in the copyright registry?

No, there is no such mechanism to search for already existing works on the copyright registry website

5.If I am a jewelry designer what would be the preferable route to protect my work?

In the case of jewelry, both copyright and design laws apply. It is preferable to take copyright protection on the sketches of the design as artwork due to the extended protection provided under copyright law than that provided under the design laws.

6.What is the fee distribution structure for various works under copyright protection?

(a)Literary, Dramatic, Musical, or Artistic work: Rs. 500/- per work
(b)Provided that in respect of a Sound Recording, Cinematograph Film, Literary or Artistic work which is used or is capable of being used in relation to any goods (under section 45): Rs. 2,000/- per work

7.What is the validity of my registered copyright?

Copyright protection is valid for the duration of 60 years; in case it is literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic works the 60-year period is counted from the year following the death of the author/creator. For cinematography films, sound recordings, and photographs, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication. For broadcasting, the term is 25 years from the beginning of the calendar year following the year in which it was first broadcasted.

8.Can I sell or transfer my copyright?

Yes, an original creator may sell, transfer, assign, or license their copyright.

9.Can I copyright my website?

Yes, you can copyright original authorship on a website. But a domain name cannot be protected under copyright law. However, every work e.g. photographs, videos, etc would be considered as a separate work and a separate application fee needs to be paid for each on them.

10.What is the difference between trademark and copyright?

A trademark is a given to protect a brand name, logo, or slogan. While copyright is a protection given to unique content like a book, music, videos, songs, and other artistic content. In the common practice, a website owner usually protects just the content and not the supporting works like photos and videos uploaded on the website as they are bound to change according to the business requirement.

11.If an employee in a company develops a program, would this employee own the copyright?

No. In the case of a program made in the course of the author’s employment under a contract of service or apprenticeship, the employer shall, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, be the first owner of the copyright.