Copyright Registration in India

In India, copyright registration provides its owner, exclusive and individual rights to distribute, replicate and reproduce their work. He can also give consent to another entity, for the same purpose. Registering for copyright provides certain rights like communicating to the public, rights of reproduction, adaptation, and translation of the work.

 Basic Requirements for Copyright Registration:

-Basic Details of Candidate

 Basic details like the Name, Address, and Nationality of the candidate are required, before registration.

-Soft Copies & CD's

A soft copy of his/her work should be made and all files created in JPEG, JPG, or GIF format.

- Power of Attorney

 If a candidate is registering for copyright through an authorized firm or an advocate, it is imperative to have the power of attorney duly signed by the candidate.

Registering for copyright has its benefits. It helps in the creation of intangible assets which can be traded, franchised, or commercially contracted.

The step-by-step process for Copyright Registration in India

To register for copyright, the following steps are followed: Step 1: The copyright registration application needs to be filed in the concerned forms along with the copyright registrar, mentioning the particulars of the work. Separate copyright applications need to be filed, based on the type of work. Step 2: The form has to be duly signed by the applicant and must be submitted by the Advocate, under whose name the Power of Attorney is executed. The copyright registration application will then be prepared by our experts and will submit the required forms with the Registrar of Copyrights, electronically. Step 3: As soon as the application is submitted online, a Diary number will be issued to you. Step 4: There will be a waiting period of 30 days within which the Copyright examiner will review the application to check for any potential discrepancies or objections. Step 5: In case, any discrepancy or objection is found, a notice will be issued and the same needs to be complied within 30 days, from the date of issuance of the notice. Step 6: Once the discrepancy or objection is removed or if no discrepancy or objection is found in the application, the copyright is registered. Once done, the copyright office will issue the Excerpts of the Register of Copyright (ROC), which is the Registration Certificate.


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Copyright registration is very significant for people who create something unique. Copyright safeguards companies, writers, etc. Registration of Copyright offers several benefits.

Public Record

Once a copyright registration for a work is done, the work is registered on a public record, benefitting the creator to establish his ownership for the said copyright.

Copyright Infringement

In case of any copyright infringement, the creator has the legal right to sue the infringers in order to secure his/her work and can claim the damages.

Transfer of Copyright

The copyright holder has the exclusive rights to pass or sell his/her work to a third party, with no objections.

An Asset

Registered Copyrights are a shield, created as an intellectual property or an intangible asset, which can be traded, franchised or commercially engaged.

Global Protection

Works that are copyrighted in other countries are given the same benefits in India, as well. Similarly, works copyright registered in India are safeguarded in other countries, as well.

Why choose Nextwebi?

We are a trusted company in the digital field, that provides core professional services in Web Design, Web Development, and Digital Marketing. Besides core services, we also provide assistance in Business setup services. We have the required professionals in our team (Copyrights & Lawyers), who will offer the necessary legal advice and provide complete support, right from filling the application, collecting the required details, and till the registration, work is carried out smoothly. As the entire process is carried out online, all the necessary requirements will be taken care of, by us.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Yes, if the discrepancy or objection found in the application is not removed within the said timeline, the application could be rejected.

Since the entire copyright filing is done online, it can be done from anywhere in the country. The Copyright head office is in Delhi.

 Considering various factors, including objection, the entire process could take up to, approximately 6-8 months.

Copyright registration can be sold or transferred with due consent from the owner of the work.

Since India has made a treaty with the Berne Convention, copyright registered in India will have the status of foreign workers, and safeguarding will extend to countries that have made treaties with the Berne Convention.


Copyright protection is valid for 60 years.

Prepare a copyright application and file it. Once acknowledged, you will be provided a diary number. Wait for 30 days in case of any objection/discrepancy. If no objection is found in the application, the authorized person will review the application and if he/she is convinced with the application, the registration is approved by the registrar.


Copyright can't be applied for titles, names, slogans. It's only provided to original literary work.

Copyright registration is a right given to the authors, creators, or inventors to protect their original work from being stolen or duplicated, giving a confirmed legal right over their creation. It provides the individual owner certain rights like the right of reproduction, right of translation, etc.


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