Requirements and Procedure for Copyright in India

  1.  1. Name, address and nationality of the applicant
  2.  2. Name, address and nationality of the author of the work
  3.  3. Nature of applicant’s interest in the copyright i.e. OWNER / LICENSEE etc.
  4.  4. Title of the work
  5.  5. A declaration signed by the author (if different from the applicant)
  6.  6. Language of the work
  7.  7. Whether the work is published or unpublished
  8.  8. If the work is published, year and country of first publication and name, address and nationality of the publisher
  9.  9. Year and countries of subsequent publications, if any
  10. 10. Name, address and nationality of any other person authorized to assign or license the rights in the copyright
  11. 11. Power of attorney for the firm
  12. 12. Six hard copies of the work and three soft copies
  13. 13. (For computer programs – 3 copies of the program on CD ROMs.)
  1. a. The application with complete details and copies of the work is filed
  2. b. Thereafter, the application is examined and objections, if any, are raised, or any extra documents     required are requested
  3. c. A response has to be filed within 30 days
  4. d. The certificate is issued by the copyright office after the objections, if any, are removed to the     satisfaction of the Copyright Registry



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