Copyright Registration in India With Sailakshmi

Copyright Your Work

Have your work of art, music, literature, and other creativity protected for exclusivity with Copyright Registration. Sailakshmi Copyright India Registration is a service offered by Sailakshmi IPR Consultants, a leading intellectual property rights (IPR) firm in India. We help clients in copyright registration in India, providing them with the legal protection they need to safeguard their creative works.

Benefits of Registering a Copyright in India with Sailakshmi

Sailakshmi Copyright Registration can help clients with every step of the copyright registration process, from filing the application to obtaining the certificate of registration. We also offer a variety of other IPR services, such as trademark registration, patent registration, and design registration.

Importance of Copyright Registration in India

Legal Protection

Registration establishes a public record of ownership, aiding in legal disputes.

Legal Remedies

Registered works can seek statutory damages and attorney fees in infringement cases.

International Protection

Enhances protection in foreign countries through international treaties.

Deterrent Effect

Acts as a deterrent against potential infringers due to legal recognition.

Evidence of Ownership

Provides concrete evidence of ownership in court proceedings.

Commercial Benefits

Facilitates licensing, transfer, and monetization of copyrighted works.

Documents Required for copyright registration procedure in india

Two soft copies of the work.
Demand draft of the prescribed amount.
No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the author/applicant, if the work is not created by the applicant.
No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the publisher, if the work is published and the publisher is different from the applicant.
Search certificate issued by the Registrar of Trademarks, if the work is a literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work.

The application for copyright registration can be filed online or offline at the Copyright Office in Delhi. The processing time for copyright registration is usually 6-8 months.

Are you Eligible for Copyright Registration in India

The following are the eligible criteria for copyright registration in India:

  • The work must be original.
  • The work must be fixed in a tangible medium of expression.
  • The work must be created by a human author.
  • The work must not be a mere idea, concept, or unfixed expression.

The following persons are eligible to file a copyright application:

  • The author of the work.
  • The employer of the author, if the work was created as part of the author’s employment.
  • The person who owns the copyright in the work.

copyright registration in india procedure

Filing of application

The application for copyright registration must be filed in Form XIV, along with the prescribed fee.

Examination of application

For Copyright Office to determine whether the work is eligible for copyright registration.

Publication of application

If the application is accepted, it will be published in the official gazette.


 If any third party objects to the registration, the applicant will have an opportunity to reply to the objection.


If there are no objections, the copyright will be registered.

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Things to be Registered as Copyright in India

Literary works, such as books, poems, and scripts.
Dramatic works, such as plays and operas.
Musical works, such as songs and compositions.
Artistic works, such as paintings, sculptures, and photographs.
Cinematograph films.
Sound recordings.
Computer programs.

Copyright protection is automatic in India, and no registration is required. However, registration is advisable as it provides a number of benefits, such as providing prima facie evidence of ownership and making it easier to sue for copyright infringement.

Duration Of Copyright in India

The duration of copyright in India is 60 years. For original literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, the term of copyright is 60 years 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 organisations, the term of copyright is 60 years from the date of publication.

The duration of copyright is important because it determines how long the copyright owner has the exclusive right to exploit the work. After the copyright expires, the work enters the public domain and anyone can use it without permission.

Scope of Copyright Registration and Protection

In India, copyright registration provides legal protection for original literary, artistic, and musical works. This covers books, music, software, films, and more. Protection includes exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, perform, and adapt the work. However, registration is not mandatory for protection; rights are automatic upon creation.


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Copyright registration is quite a simple process wherein you need to make certain applications and submit copies of your work. Once you satisfy the copyright registrar that the work is your unique work, you get a copyright for it. SaiLakshmi IPR Consultants walk you through the entire process smoothly and help with all the applications and other procedural requirements. Connect with us now to understand the process in more detail.
No, copyright registration is voluntary. However, if you want to protect it from any infringement or unwanted claims, it’s a wise decision to register it.
A copyright term depends on the kind of work that is being copyrighted. However, as a general rule, it’s valid for the lifetime of the copyright person and 70 years after that.
The Register of Copyrights looks over the applications for copyright registrations and is the signing authority for the grant of copyrights.
No, copyrights do not last forever and cannot be renewed. Once copyright expires, it enters the public domain and is available for everyone to use.

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