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Copyright Registration in India

Copyright as the name suggests arose as an exclusive right of the author to copy the literature produced by him and stop others from doing so.

Copyright deals with the rights of intellectual creators in their creation.

Nowadays copyright law has extended protection not only to literary, dramatic,, musical and artistic works but also sound recordings, films, broadcasts, cable programs and typographical arrangements of publications. Computer programs have also been brought within the purview of copyright law.

Copyright registration in India is done as per the provisions of Copyright Act, 1957. It provides protection to the work of creator so that it cannot be copied by anyone and to restore the uniqueness of the product. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity.

The significant reason behind registration of a copyright on the work by the artists, publishers and corporates is that it’s the only way to approach the courts in case of a dispute. This provides a legal protection to the owners of the registered copyright. Register musical, sound recordings, films, broadcasts, cable programs and typographical arrangements copyrights from Jaipur, Mumbai, Bangalore, Tamilnadu, Gurugram, GOA, Haryana, Gujarat, West Bengal, assam, Pune, Kerala, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, karnataka, maharashtra, uttar pradesh, telangana, coimbatore, patiala, chennai etc with Companyvakil.

Registration of Copyright protects copyright of a person in a work produced by his intellectual labour irrespective of his status.

Original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works; Cinematograph films; and Sound recordings.

However as per the Copyright laws, there are certain categories of works which cannot be copyrighted.

What is Copyright Registration?

The Copyrights in India are registered by the Registrar of Copyrights. For the process of registration of a copyright, an application is to be made to the Registrar of Copyrights as per the provisions of the Copyright Act, 1957. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity

The author, publisher, owner of the work can apply for the registration of the copyright.

However, the registration of a copyright is not compulsory but it certainly confers a list of benefits upon the owner who registers it.

Registration of a Copyright provides protection to the work of creator so that it cannot be copied by anyone and to restore the uniqueness of the product. Copyright rights vary from work to work. It is always recommended to register for copyright. The registration establishes that the person registering it is the actual author of the creative work. This upholds the objective of originality and creativity.

The process of registration of a copyright involves a systematic procedure to be followed.

The facility of E-filing of application i.e. filing of an application for registration of a copyright is provided to the applicants which can be done through the site of copyright.gov.in.

Reasons to register a Copyright Registration

  • Legal Protection
    The significant reason behind registration of a copyright on the work by the artists, publishers and corporates is that it is the only way to approach the courts in case of a dispute. This provides a legal protection to the owners of the registered copyright.
  • Originality of Work
    Registration of a Copyright provides protection to the work of creator so that it cannot be copied by anyone and to restore the uniqueness of the product.
  • Legal Rights
    Registration of a Copyright confers various legal rights and remedies to the owner of the copyright. However, an owner of unregistered copyright cannot claim such legal rights and remedies. For instance, only the owner of registered work can use the product or can grant permission to use.
  • Asset
    Registration of the copyright makes it an intangible asset for the owner which can help to generate revenues.

Procedure for Copyright Registration

  • Application:
    An author or applicant can file the application for registration of copyright, himself or via his authorized legal representative. This application can be made by applying physically in the copyright office or through speed/registered post; or through e-filing facility available on the official website of Copyrights Office.
  • Examination
    Once the application is filed, a diary number is received. There is a provision of a mandatory wait period of 30 days, so that “No Objection” is filed against the claim made by the author. If some objection is filed against the copyright claim, then it may take one more month.
  • Registration:
    If the Copyright Registrar is completely satisfied with the completeness and correctness of the claim made in the application, he shall enter the particulars of the copyright in the register of copyrights and further issue a Certificate of Registration.

Copyright registration cost/fee

The fee for registration of a copyright depends upon the work which is to be copyrighted.

  • For Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic Work
    You can get your copyright for Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic Work registered through company vakil at a reasonable cost of Rs 2,345
  • For copyright of a Cinematograph film
    You can get your copyright for Cinematography film registered through companyvakil at a reasonable cost of Rs 11,234
  • For copyright of Sound recording
    You can get your copyright for Sound Recording registered through companyvakil at a reasonable cost of Rs 3,456

Advantages & Benefits of Copyright Registration

  • Legal Protection
    The significant reason behind registration of a copyright on the work by the artists, publishers and corporates is that it’s the only way to approach the courts in case of a dispute. This provides a legal protection to the owners of the registered copyright.
  • Originality of Work
    Registration of a Copyright provides protection to the work of creator so that it cannot be copied by anyone and to restore the uniqueness of the product.
  • Legal Rights
    Registration of a Copyright confers various legal rights and remedies to the owner of the copyright. However, an owner of unregistered copyright cannot claim such legal rights and remedies. For instance, only the owner of registered work can use the product or can grant permission to use. Rights over dissemination, translation, reproduction and adaptation of work are wholly assigned to the creator of the work.
  • Asset
    Registration of the copyright makes it an intangible asset for the owner which can help to generate revenues. A registered copyright can be sold, commercially contracted or franchised with the prior permission of the owner.
  • Publicity
    Registration of copyright helps in publicizing the artistic work in the market which further results in recognition from the masses and creation of an image.
  • Unauthorized Production
    Registration of copyright restricts unauthorized production of the original work thereby maintaining the uniqueness and originality of the work.

documents required for copyright registration

All the documents stated below are required for Copyright Application filling, you can attach the document in the form after payment or email it to us on documents@companyvakil.com and courier th ehard copies of your work. Feel free to get in touch for any query.

  • Identity proof and Residential proof of the owner of the copyright is required to be furnished
  • In case of a company applying for registration, the certificate of incorporation along with the address proof of the company.
  • Most importantly, a copy of the work which needs to be copyrighted is to be provided along with the application form.

Copyright Registration

Copyright Information sheet

You will be asked to fill after payment or sent by email

Pan Card

Id proof

Pan Card

Attorney of copyright

Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney will be prepared by us, you will be requested to sign it and email it to us.

Copyright work

Copyright Work

Soft copy and hard copy of your work has to be mailed to us.

what will you get?

Copyright Registry

Diary Number

Issued by copyright registry

total time taken

1- 2 working days

Copyright Filling Preparation

3 working days

Application filling

2 working days ( If no objection is raised )

Diary Number

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frequently asked questions

Copyright Registration

What is a Copyright?

Copyright is form of Intellectual Property Protection i.e. a Bundle of Rights given to the Creator which ensures the protection of work.


What types of work can be protected under Copyright??

Following types of work can be protected under Copyright Act: -

1. Literary Work
2. Artistic Work
3. Dramatic Work
4. Musical Work (includes Lyrics)
5. Sound Recording
6. Cinematographic Films
7. Architectural Work
8. Pictures, Graphical Images and Sculptures


Benefits of having a Copyright Registration?

Following are the benefits of having Copyright Registration:-

1. It serves as a Prima Fascia evidence (i.e. it is the First main evidence) under the Court of Law at the time of Infringement.
2. To make Assignment of a registered work easier.
3. It make licensing of Copyright work easier.
4. It restricts any unauthorized Reproduction of the material.
5. It acts as an Asset of the Copyright Holder
6. It helps in Branding or goodwill.


Is it Mandatory to have a Copyright Registration?

It is Advisable to have one but not mandatory to have a Copyright Registration.