Copyright Registration

Registering a copyright is an added advantage, which protects the ownership of the work from any unnecessary disputes. In the event of probable copyright infringement dispute, certificate of registration of copyright and the Register of Copyright containing particulars of registered copyrights are considered as “admissible evidence” in the court of law. These serve as prima facie evidence with reference to dispute relating to ownership of copyright.
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                           Term of Copyright

A copyright shall subsist in the work from the time it is published within the lifetime of the author until sixty years after the author dies. In Section 22 of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957; it is mentioned as,

Except as otherwise hereinafter provided, copyright shall subsist in any literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work (other than a photograph) published within the lifetime of the author until 60[sixty] years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the author dies”.

Registration of Copyright

Our firm, ASK Commercial Solutions, is engaged in providing India Copyright Registration services as well as Patent and Trademark Registration service to save a trade or brand name from other facsimile brands. If your copyright is registered, you will receive a certificate of registration in the mail. It generally takes anywhere from 3-9 months to process an application and issue a certificate.
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Documents & Details required for Registration of a Copyright
  • Title of the work

  • Language of the work

  • Class & Description of the Work

  • Nature of applicant’s interest in the work

  • Whether the work is published or unpublished

  • Year and Country of first publication and Name, address, the nationality of the publisher:

  • Year and Countries of subsequent publications, if any, and name, address, the nationality of subsequent publishers:

  • Name of the Applicant (in full) address, the nationality

  • Name of the Author (in full) address, the nationality

  • Full name & address of the firm/ company

  • E-mail and  Mobile No. for registration

  • Power of Attorney on a Non Judicial Stamp Paper of Rs. 100/- (POA and FORM_Copyright   available in download menu)

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Additional Documents required for Registration of a Copyright
  • No-objection Certificate signed by the author (if different from applicant).

  • Three copies of published work must be sent along with the application.

  • Application for registration of a computer programme must be filed with the source and object code.

  • Publication in internal magazines, like a company magazine or a research paper submitted to a professor does not count as publication.

  • If the work is unpublished, two copies of the manuscripts must be sent with the application (one copy will be duly stamped and returned and other will be retained).

  • Application for registration of an artistic work used or capable of being used in relation to goods must be filed with a statement to that effect and a no-objection certificate from the Registrar of Trademarks (Search Certificate in TM -60).

  • Application for registration of an artistic work capable of being registered as a design must be filed with a statement in the form of an affidavit stating that it has not been registered under Designs Act, 2000 and has not been applied to any article through an industrial process.

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Benefits for Registration of  Copyright:

Getting copyrights for books, music pieces, movies, photography, software programs, etc. gives the author the following benefits:

  • When the work gets copyrighted, it is made available free on the public records, thereby creating the ownership.

  • In the case of copyright infringement, the authors can sue the infringers to secure their work and claim statutory damages.

  • The owners can record the registration with Indian customs and prevent importing duplicate copies.

  • Any by-product or derivative can be made from the original registered work.

  • The rights can be passed or sold to third-party with no objection.

  • Copyright protection enables the owners to exhibit their work.

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Rights of  the Copyright owner:

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  • The Copyright Act mandates that no individual can make copies of or reproduce a protected work, in part or whole, without permission from the copyright owner.

  • Exclusive rights to the creator to use his piece of work the way he wants.

  • Exclusive rights to broadcast their original work to the public. 

  • Exclusive rights to the owners of artistic and musical work to perform their works in public.

  • Exclusive rights on the copyright holder to distribute his work in whatever form he likes (through selling, reproducing, leasing, lending or renting).

  • The Copyright Act bestows the twin moral rights of integrity and morality on the creators of original work.

  • Anyone wishing to adapt or reproduce the original work needs to give the author his due credit.

  • The right of integrity provides a different kind of protection to the copyright holder.

  • If any Person mutilates, modifies, or distorts the original work of the copyright holder, owner can claim damages from the person. 

  • Owner can also transfer certain rights to another person to use the copyright in part or whole, subject-specific limitations.

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How ASK Commercial Solutions help you:

  • We prepare complete documentation and file form for copyright registration on your behalf.

  • We constantly provide you with updates until the registration process is complete.

  • We also provide trademark and patent registration service.

  • Therefore for end-to-end process ensuring the overall execution; Contact us immediately.

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