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Copyright Registration

e-Filing of Copyright Application in India | Online Legal India

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    What is Copyright?

    Copyright, as the word suggests, confers a legal right to the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works as well as to the producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. The concept of copyright was initiated to ensure the protection of a creative person’s intellectual works and to encourage innovativeness by lifting its uniqueness and guard the work against being reproduced by unauthorized beings


    Copyright Registration

    logos, software, art work, books, periodicals, magazines,videos, music,databases, advertisements,cinematography films & video games
    Rs. 2,999*Exclude Govt. Fees
    • Free Consultation with copyright expert
    • Dedicated Copyright Expert
    • Call, Chat & Email Support
    • Drafting and filing

    Copyright is guaranteed with a legal recognition under the Copyrights Act 1957. The right authorizes a person to reproduce, translate, bequeath or sell the work for consideration. But the ideas, methods or procedures cannot be copyrighted. The registration of Copyright is done at the Copyright Office, under the control of Registrar of Copyrights who shall act under the guidance of Central Government. The term of Copyright differs in respect to the kind of work copyrighted which is dealt with under Chapter V of the Copyrights Act 1957.

    Legal Vidur is the best online legal services platform for services relating to Intellectual Property Rights in India, offering a variety of IPR registration services like Trademark Registration, Copyright registration, and other connected activities.

    Legal Vidur will help you to get the Copyright from the comfort of your home, offering you services that are very specialized and tailored as per client’s request.


    What can be Copyrighted?

    The rights permitted to an owner of copyright varies as to the type of original work which is noted down:

    In the case of artistic, literary, dramatic and musical work which are not computer programs the owner of Copyright has the power to reproduce, translate, issue copies, perform/communicate to the public, to make cinematographic films with respect to the work Copyrighted.
    The creator of computer programs will have the right to sell or rent out the program for consideration in addition to the rights mentioned in the point above.
    When a sound recording or cinematographic film including photographs are copyrighted then the creator has the right to reproduce, communicate to the public, store in electronic form, sell or rent out the work.

    Documents Required

    Basis Copyright Trademark Patent
    Meaning It is a helpful legal security aid for the creator/producer on any of their original artwork such as literature, music composition, sound recording, cinematography, or computer programs. Copyright ensures the entire Economic & Ethical authority of the creator on his/her intellectual properties. Trademark legally preserves any particular word, symbol, or designs that make a business entity distinctive among its competitors. It is a form of intellectual property that guards the invention of any inventor for a limited period of time. Through a patent, the inventor/owner can legally exclude others from reproducing, using or selling a particular invention.
    Protection is given for Original artistic works like written text, composed music, recorded sounds, paintings, choreography, motion pictures, cinematography, computer programming & databases etc. Any word, logo, color, font, design that differentiate products, the identity of any particular party from others. Features of shape, configuration, pattern, and ornament, the form of lines, colour or blend thereof applied to each article.
    Significance Expression of Ideas Identification of brand Invention
    Govern by Indian Copyright Act, 1957 Trade Marks Act, 1999 Indian Patent Act, 1970
    Requirements of Registration The work must be original, creative and must be able of fixing in the tangible form. The marks needs to be unique. The design needs to be original and must be referred to the article by any industrial process.
    Exclusions Others are not permitted copy the work without the permission of the creator. Stop others from using the same logo/symbol. Stop others from using the invention without the permission
    Validity Term The validity time in copyright is 60 years. The validity time in trademark is 10 years. The validity time in patent is 20 years.
    Rights Provided The right to be the owner of the original artworks and excludes others from illegal copying, distributing and reproducing of the copyrighted intellectual properties. Rights to apply the mark, design, color, font and stop every illegal usage of the same by any third person. Right to stop others from producing, selling using or importing the patented invention.



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      Cinematography film

      Sound recording

      Original literary others


      Computer programs


      Broadcasts on Radio and Television

      Published editions


      Artistic work like paintings, photographs

      Musical work & Sound recording


      How we Work?


      Fill the form & Make the Payment


      Call from a dedicated copyright expert


      Experts will receive your concept details & necessary documents.


      Copyright experts will file the application of your copyright


      Congratulations! Your copyright is successfully applied.

      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

      Copyright registration is an intellectual property right just like a trademark and patent. It is basically a legal right which is provided to the creators for their unique work.

      Copyright falls under the auspices of intellectual property law and protects the rights of creators of original works of authorship whether the work in question is published or not.

      Original works of authorship include literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and photography.
      Copyright works include books, sound recordings, music, artistic work, cinematographic films, dramatic, computer programs, databases, advertisements, and paintings.
      No, one cannot apply for Copyright registration in respect of ideas or mathematical concepts. Copyright does not provide protection to the ideas or concepts.
      Any Individual or business entity can apply for copyright registration. Author, creator, musician, photographer, producer, painter, composer, or a company may safeguard their creatives with using this legal power.
      By law, when something is written, drawn, photographed, etc., its copyright is automatically owned by the author. In other words, a copyright exists at the moment the work is created.

      Registering a copyright with the Copyright Office is voluntary. Copyright protection exists even without registration;

      However, your work must be registered before you can file a copyright infringement legal case in a court.

      In addition, registration of copyright makes it easier to prove ownership of your work in the event of an infringement and allows you to collect more in damages from the infringer/theft.
      The main a difference between a patent and copyright is on the basis of their objective. The patent protects an invention of a new product or a process, from being stolen by others and to facilitate commercialization of its use by the inventor. On the other side, copyright protects original works, e.g. literary works, videos, music records, artistic works, architecture, software etc. from being plagiarized.
      Copyright registration to secure your original work from theft or undue advantage. Having copyright your original work give evidence that this particular work belongs to you only.
      • Can use the copyright logo.
      • Makes it easier to prove ownership of your work in the event of an infringement and plagiarism.
      • Can file a copyright infringement legal case in a court.
      • llows you to collect more in damages from the infringer/theft.
      One time cost, lifetime protection.
      Copyright Registration under Indian Copyright Act is valid only within the borders of the country. However, To secure protection to Indian works in foreign countries, India has become a member of the following international conventions on copyright and neighboring (related) rights:
      1. Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
      2. Universal Copyright Convention.
      3. Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorised Duplication of their Phonograms.
      4. Multilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Copyright Royalties.
      5. Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement.
      Now, Your original work register under India Copyright office shall be protected under 176 countries.
      Yes Legal Vidur is an online platform serving all over India no matters wherever you are doing business all you need is internet connection on your mobile or desktop and we are ready to get your job done
      No, You don’t need to be physically present for the process, Legal Vidur is an online catering platform all you need is internet connection in your phone/computer and the required documents with you and we can get the job done no matters even if you are present at remotest location of the India.
      The validity of a Copyright is 60 years. The computation of the number of years starts from the date of death of the author in case of literary, artistic, dramatic and musical works. Whereas in the case of cinematographic films, sound recordings, photographs etc. the computation initiates from the date of publication of work.
      Short words like titles, names, logos cannot be copyrighted but can be trademarked. Copyrights only protect original works with creativity and will not protect mere ideas or concepts.
      The main objective of the copyright is to protect the original work from being copied by another person to make any gain. The owner of copyright will have absolute right is assigning, transferring, selling or franchising the work.
      The work copyrighted in India will be protected only by the Indian legal system. In case the work is to be used in any other part of the world, the copyright obtained from India can be used as a valid base.
      The copyrights give the owner an absolute right of ownership on the work like how he has it on any of his other property. Therefore like any other property, the copyrighted work can also be transferred and sold.
      After receiving the notice intimating charge of infringing the copyright, you may seek legal assistance and either conduct an out of court settlement or approach the district court with jurisdiction.
      The aggrieved can file a civil suit or criminal suit against the offender depending upon the nature of the offence in district court within the jurisdiction. The civil remedies are made available under Chapter XII of the Copyright Act 1957.
      It is a unique application number generated at the time of submission of Copyright application online. You can track down your copyright application from this number.
      In order to copyright your book you just need to provide some basic information about the author and complete content of a book. Rest our professional copyright consultant do & register your book under copyright office.
      In order to copyright your song you just need to provide some basic information about the music composer/owner and MP3 file of the original song. Rest our copyright experts do & register your song under copyright office.
      Copyright registration process is very simple with our online portal
      • You can easily fill-up the form and upload your original work which needs to be copyright
      • Once we receive information & placed an order
      • Your application shall be forwarded to our copyright consultant & start process your copyright application
      • We will provide you DAIRY NUMBER (unique Reference Number) within 3 working days subject to complete information furnished by you.
      Yes. Computer Software or programme can be registered as a literary work carrying open source code. As per Copyright Act, 1957 literary work includes computer programmes, tables, and compilations, including computer databases. Source Code has also to be supplied along with the application for registration of copyright for software products.
      A website contains several works such as literary works, artistic works (photographs etc.), sound recordings, video clips, cinematograph films and broadcasting and computer software too. Therefore, a separate application has to be filed for registration of all these works.
      The general rule is that copyright registration in India lasts for 60 years. In the case of original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the 60-year period is counted from the year following the death of the author. In the case of cinematograph films, sound recordings, photographs, posthumous publications, anonymous and pseudonymous publications, works of government and works of international organizations, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication.
      Your literary or musical or artistic work copyright is valid for lifetime and even after the demise of creator it remains valid for 60 more years

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