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Copyright Registration in Pune

Copyright is a right given by the law to the Creators of literary, Books dramatic, musical, and artistic works and producers of cinematographic films and sound recordings. Copyright is done by the people who have created or invented that music or theory for the first time and don’t want others to copy the same and earn in the market by giving it their name. Copyright is a protection provided by Authorities to the efforts of writers, artists, designers, dramatists, musicians, architects, and producers of sound recordings, cinematographic films, and computer software, creating an atmosphere conducive to creativity, which induces them to create more and motivates others to create. There is no copyright protection for ideas, procedures, methods of operation, or mathematical concepts. Legalcabin offers online Copyright Registration in Pune.


The procedure for registration is as follows:

  • Application for registration is to be made on Form XIV ( Including Statement of Particulars and Statement of Further Particulars).
  • Separate applications should be made for registration of work;
  • Each application should be accompanied by the requisite fee
  • The applications should be signed by the applicant.
  • Once sign and 5 copies are created it has to post to the concerned Authority.


Benefits of Copyright Registration

A public record of ownership

When a work is copyrighted, it is registered on a public record, thereby establishing ownership.

Copyright infringement

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

Prevents importing of duplicates

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

Commercial use of by-products

Have control over by-products or derivatives created from the original registered work for commercial purposes.

Transfer of copyright

The rights can be passed or sold to a third party by the original copyright holder.

Ensures protection

Copyright protection enables the owners to exhibit their work without the fear that it will be replicated without authorization.


Copyright Registration FAQ's

1. Can titles or names be copyrighted?

A copyright registration does not protect the titles or names, short words, slogans, or any phrases. Only original literary work can get copyright registration.

2. What is the difference between copyright registration and trademark registration?

Trademark registration protects the brand name, logo the slogan whereas copyright protection is provided to literary works, music, videos, slogans, and artistic contents.

3. How Long is the Copyright registration valid?

Once obtained copyright registration has a validity of 60 years. In case it is literary, drama, music work the 60-year validity is considered from the death of the author. But in the case of the films, sound recording, photographs the 60 year validity period is considered from the date of publication.

4. Copyright obtained in India is only valid in India or across the world?

According to the Berne Convention, copyright obtained in India will get the status of foreign workers and the copyright protection is extended to the countries which are signatories to the Berne Convention.

5. Is it possible to sell or transfer Copyright registration?

With the consent from the owner of the work, the copyright registration can be sold, transferred, gifted as well as franchised.

6. What are the benefits of copyright registration?

The holder can translate, reproduce, adapt, create the work, and also to the right to be credited for his contribution, a right for who can adapt the work to other forms.

7. How long does it take to obtain the copyright registration?

A copyright registration can be obtained in around 6-8 months considering factors like objection etc.

8. Is it necessary to publish work before copyrighting it?

Both Published as well as unpublished work can be registered, in casework is already published the details of the publishing are to be furnished with the application.

9. Can a copyright registration application get rejected?

Yes in case of any discrepancy or incomplete documents a copyright registration may get rejected.

10. Who can obtain Copyright registration?

Any person or a business entity can obtain copyright registration. An individual can be an author, creator, musician, photographer, producer, painter, composer, or company.

11. What to do in case of infringement of copyright?

A copyright holder has to send a statutory notice to the person who has infringed the work.
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