Copyright Registration

Copyright is a type of intellectual property that allows you to sue anyone who tries to steal your work.

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What is Copyright Registration?

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A copyright is a legal right which protects the copying of someone’s creative work. One can register the Copyright under, “The Copyright Act, 1957”. Copyright registration in India gives monetary rights to the creator so that they earn from their creation by making copies, publishing in public, distributing their work with the public, etc. Copyright registration is applicable for the following categories –

Symbol Of Copyright

Circled C symbol “©” is the Designated copyright symbol as per the Copyright Registration Act, 1957 . This circled C can be used for all creative works except sound production, which is denoted by a circled P mark.. This mark indicates that the creation is officially registered and the same design used by any third party is illegal & punishable.

Related read: Copyright Vs. Patent Vs. Trademark: Which One Is Right For You?


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How will we help you?

We at ICI can help you register your creative work under copyright to enjoy complete ownership of your creation. We shall provide you with complete legal services in relation to copyright registration.


Yes, if you copy foreign countries’ work, you’ll be sued under the terms of the foreign jurisdiction’s copyright law.

Copyright protects the owner’s original work. A patent protects inventions and discoveries. Trademark protects words, phrases, symbols or designs identifying the base work.

No, names are not protected by copyright law. However, it can be protected by trademark law.

Yes, you are allowed to copyright the original content on your website. Domain names cannot be however protected under the copyright law.

Broadcasting25 years from the beginning of the calendar year following the year it was broadcasted
literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works60 Years from the year following the death of creator
cinematographed films, sound recordings and photographs60 years from the date of publication

You can transfer, sell, assign or license your copyright for-profit or non-profit motive

Yes, renewal of copyright is possible by filing the renewal application.

» Procedures, Ideas, methods, and systems

» Unwritten speeches

» Discoveries

» Commonly known information

» Choreographic Works

» Names, Titles, Short Phrases, or Expressions

» Fashion

The minimum punishment is a fine of  ₹ 50,000 and an imprisonment of 6 months

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