Copyright Registration

  • Name, Address & Nationality of the Applicant
  • Nature of the Applicant’s Interest in the Copyright
  • Class & Description of the Work
  • Title of the Work
  • Language of the Work
  • If Published, the Date of Publication

ADVANTAGES OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

Copyright registration serves as prima facie evidence in the court of law over ownership of the work. Therefore, copyright registration gives the owner legal protection for his/her work.
Copyright registration will establish that you are serious about copyright infringement. This will help impede unauthorized reproduction of the work as it provides the owner with a host of legal remedies.
Copyright registration creates an intellectual property, an intangible asset. Registered copyrights are an intellectual property and the rights can be sold, franchised or commercially contracted.
Registered copyright can be used for marketing and creating a sense of goodwill and quality in the minds of your customer. Registered copyright show others that you care about your work.
A copyright registration makes work known across the nation and becomes searchable in the copyright registry database. This prevents competitors and others from using your work and puts them on notice.

FAQ LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP

Just like Trademark and Patent, Copyright is also one of the intellectual property protection. The Copyright Act, 1957 helps you in protecting the original or genuine literature, drama, music and artistic work. And ideas, procedures or even the methods of operation can never be copyrighted. In a layman’s language, a copyright is an exclusive right granted to the owner in order to protect his work from being copied, exploited or misused.

Doing a particular work takes lots of efforts and energy and therefore protecting the work done is as important as doing a work. Hence, one of the mediums through which one can protect as well as enjoy certain rights over his/ her works is Copyright.

The only owner of registered work can use the product or even can grant permission to another person. Copyrights are also transferrable.

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

Personal details: This includes the Name, Address and Nationality of Applicant. Applicant should specify the nature. Whether he is the owner or the representative?

Nature of the work: This includes class & description of the work, title of the Work. In case of a website copyright, give the URL of the website. You also need be mention the language of the Work

Date of Publication: Mention the date of Publication in internal magazines (if possible). Like a company magazine or a research paper submitted to a professor does not count as publication.

Works that are copyrighted in many other countries are accorded similar privileges here in India. Likewise, works copyright registered in India are accorded protection in many foreign countries.