What is Copyright Registration Overview
Copyright is a kind of intellectual property protection like trademark and patents. Copyright registration is done following the Copyright Act, 1957. With copyright registration, you become a legal owner of your creative work in respect of books, paintings, music, website, etc. Copyright registration with the authority secures the creative work of the author cannot be copied. No person is allowed to use the same without the permission of the author or creator. The author is entitled to charge others for using his work or changing it. Copyrights registration safeguards the rights of the inventor from infringement.
In India, the registration gives its owner exclusive, individual rights to distribute, replicate, reproduce the work or give authorization to another entity for the same. It offers a bunch of rights – communication to the public, rights of reproduction, adaptation, and translation of the work. However, ideas, procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts cannot be copyrighted.
Copyright registration can be done by MeraProfit in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai & all other Indian cities.
Process for Copyright Registration
The copyright registration application has to be filed in the concerned forms with the Copyright Registrar, mentioning the particulars of the work.
Depending on the type of work, separate copyright applications may have to be filed.
Our representatives will ask for basic details based on your copyright work. You will also need to send us three copies of your work and few signed documents including an authorisation letter that we will send by email. If the work is unpublished, two copies of the manuscript can be sent, where one copy will be returned to the applicant with seal and the other will be retained confidential with the Copyright Office. Applicants can also choose to send only the extracts of the manuscript instead of the whole unpublished copy.
The forms must be duly signed by the applicant and the application must be submitted by the Advocate under whose name Power of Attorney has been executed.
Our experts will then prepare the copyright registration application and submit the necessary forms with the Registrar of Copyrights electronically.
Once the application is submitted online, you will be issued the Diary number.
There is a waiting period of 30 days within which the Copyright Examiner reviews the application for potential discrepancies and/or objections.
If discrepancy and/or objections are found, discrepancy notice will be issued and the same needs to have complied within 30 days from the date of issuance of the notice.
Once the discrepancy has been removed or if there are no discrepancies or objections with the application, the copyright shall be registered and the Copyright Office shall issue the Extracts of Register of Copyrights (ROC) which is nothing but the Registration Certificate.
On completion of the copyright application, you will receive a diary number. Registration will take 12 months from this day. During this time, we may be asked for some clarifications on the same and/or some defects in the application and it will cost a further Rs. 1500 for responding and complying with the defects. Our representatives at MeraProfit will inform you of the changes in the status of your application throughout.
Documents Required For Copyright Registration
Benefits Of Copyright Registration