Copyright Registration

Copyright is a sort of intellectual property protection, similar to trademarks and patents. Copyright registration is governed by the Copyright Act of 1957. When you register your copyright, you become the legal owner of your creative work, including books, paintings, music, and websites. Copyright registration with authority protects the author's original work. No one is allowed to use it without the author's or creator's consent. The author has the right to charge for the use or modification of his work. The inventor's rights are protected by copyright registration.

In India, the registration grants the owner exclusive, individual rights to disseminate, replicate, and reproduce the work and permit another entity to do so. It grants a slew of rights, including public communication, replication, adaptation, and translation of the work. Ideas, techniques, methods of operation, and mathematical concepts, on the other hand, are not copyrighted.

Things that are protected under copyright

The term "copyright" relates to the legal protection of intellectual property. It only safeguards the creation of ideas, which cannot be protected on its own. Copyright laws could protect the following information.

• Film of cinematography

• recording of sound

• Sound recording and musical work

• Paintings and pictures are examples of artistic endeavours.

• Others who are literary originals

• Books

• Programs for computers

• Website

• Radio and television broadcasts

• Editions in print

Purpose of Copyright Protection's

Original written, musical, dramatic, and creative works are protected by copyright for the duration of the author's life and additional 60 years after the author's death. The 60-years period begins on the date of publication for cinematograph films, sound recordings, pictures, government publications, anonymous and pseudonymous publications, and works of international organizations.

Step for Copy Registration

Step 1

The registrar must receive an application in the format of FORM IV which contain all particulars and a statement of particulars. A different application must be submitted for each work.

Step 2

Every application must be signed by both the applicant and an if Advocate favours a Vakalatnama or Power of Attorney has been issued.

Step 3

After the registrar issues a Dairy No., there is a 30-day obligatory waiting period for any objections to be received.

Step 4

If no objections are received within 30 days, the scrutinizer will check the application for any irregularities, and if nothing is identified, the registration will be complete and an extract sent through the registrar for entry into the Register of Copyright.

Step 5

If any objections are received, the examiner will issue a letter informing both parties of their rights to a hearing.

What is the Copyright Registration Validity Period?

In the case of previously published works

The creative copyright works are valid for the period of the artist's life of author plus an additional 70 years.

When It Comes to Unpublished Works

Copyright lasts for the duration of the artist's life plus an additional 70 years after the work is first published

Documents Required

To register for copyright, you need to give us the following details and documents.

Personal details

• Copy of applicant’s Aadhar Card

• Copy of Authors Aadhar Card

• Copy of the original work

• Business Registration Certificate and Copyright for business

• Details related to copyright work

• Power of Attorney

• NOC from the author if the candidate is different from the author.

What is Protected?

Books, writings, music, photography, sculptures, dances, sound recordings, motion films, and other original works of authorship Processes, machines, manufactures, substance compositions, and modifications to these are examples of inventions.

Any term, phrase, symbol, or design identifies and differentiates the source of one party's goods from another.

Requirements to be Protected

Work must be unique, original, and created in a tangible medium. An invention must be new, helpful, and nonobvious.A trademark must be distinguishable (i.e. it must be capable of identifying the source of a particular good)

Term of Protection

70 years to the author's life.

20 years as long as the trademark is in use in commerce.

Rights Granted

Copyrighted works have the right to control their reproduction, derivative works, distribution, public performance, and display.The right to stop others from creating, selling, using, or importing the patented innovation.Right to use the mark and prevent others from using identical marks in a way that could lead to confusion about the goods or services' origin

Copyright Registration's Advantages

Copyright infringement

In the event of copyright infringement, authors can sue infringers to protect their work and recover statutory damages.

Prevents duplicates from being      imported

The owners can register the work with Indian customs to prevent duplicate copies from being imported.

By-products for commercial       purposes

Have commercial control over by-products or derivatives developed from the original registered work.

Copyright transfer

The rights can be transferred to or sold to a third party by the original copyright holder.

Ensures security

Owners can exhibit their work without worry of it being copied without permission because of copyright protection.


Rs. 11999 All inclusive price


  • Copyright Registration For Periodicals, Magazines, Books And Logos (Literary Works)
Rs. 13999 All inclusive price


  • Copyright Registration For Cinematography Films, Videos And Audio Recording (Artistic Works)


Copyright registration is a legal right granted to authors to safeguard their original work from being stolen or replicated, and it gives you a proven legal claim to your work. It grants the individual owns a set of rights, such as the right to reproduce, translate, etc.

Prepare and file a copyright application. Following that, you will be assigned a diary number and given 30 days to object. If no objections are raised, the authorized person will study the application, and if satisfied, the registrar will approve the registration. The registrar will send the quotations to the candidate after they have been approved.

Copyright registration is open to anybody, including businesses. This legal authority can be used by an author, creator, musician, photographer, painter, composer, or company to protect their creative work.

You can provide him with legal notice in this regard. If the second party does not take action, you might file a case against them and sue them in court.