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Copy Right Registration Procedure

Copyright Registration Process

Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution. This is usually only for a limited time. The exclusive rights are not absolute but limited by limitations and exceptions to copyright law, including fair use.


Documents Required
  • Name, address & nationality.

  • Nature of the Applicantion.

  • Interest in the copyright of the work.

  • Class and Description of the work

  • Language of the work.

  • Name, address and nationality.

  • Whether the work is published.

  • Year and country of first publish.

  • Above subsequent publications if any and name, address and nationality of the publisher.

  • Particulars of assignments and licenses, if any.

  • If the work is an Artistic work

  • Which is used or is capable of being used in relation to any goods, the application shall include a certificate from the Registrar of Trade Marks in terms of the proviso to Sub-Section (I) of Section 45 of the Copyright Act, 1957.

  • Whether it is registered under the Designs Act 2000. If yes give details.

  • Capable of being registered as a design under the Designs Act 2000,whether it has been applied to an article through an industrial process and, if yes, the number of times it is reproduced.