Sometimes even after replying to the objection so raised does not satisfy the examiner so he may call the applicant / attorney of the applicant to explain the matter personally, if the registrar is satisfied with the grounds and contents presented may accept the work for register else it will end up with rejection. Non attending to the hearing will lead to an end of the copyright application. For any assistance please contact us, our expert professionals can attend the matter for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does copyright apply to titles and names?

Copyright does not protect titles by themselves or names, short word combinations, slogans, short phrases, methods, plots or factual information. Copyright does not protect ideas or concepts. To get the protection of copyright a work must be original.
Software, Computer programs and App may be registered as a computer program under literary works as provided under Section 2(o) of the Copyright Act, 1957. For this purpose applicant is required to submit an application for registration under software category, accompanied with the details required.
After filing application there is a mandatory wait period of 30 days for scrutiny of the work. In case of any objection is there, the Registrar of Copyrights after giving an opportunity of hearing to both the parties, may decide to register the work or otherwise. If no objection is filed the application is examined by the examiners. If any discrepancy is found the applicant is given ordinarily 45 days time to remove the same. Therefore, in may take around 2 to 3 months time in consolidation for registration of any work in the normal course.
Yes, an opportunity of hearing must be given. However, only after hearing, it may be decided to register the work or to reject it. The applicant himself or his/her pleader may appear in the hearing.
Yes, any person aggrieved by the decision of the registrar can apple to Intellectual Property Appellant Board within 3 months of the decision.
Yes, Copyright can protect Painting or Photograph or Sculpture and not only these copyright can protect other work of arts too.
Yes, but not with every artistic work. A NOC from Trademark office may be required in case the artistic work is being capable of use with the goods or services.
There are many things which can’t be protected by Copyright such as Title of Work, Single Word, Slogans, Mathematical formulas, and Recipe etc.
A recipe can’t be protected under copyright laws. However, copyright protection can be granted to a literary expression, explanation or illustration - that accompanies a recipe or formula or a combination of recipes, as in a recipe book/cook book.
A Song is a combination of many works. It includes Lyrics, Sound / Musical composition and Sound / Musical Recording. For a protection on a song, copyright should be filed for every work in separately. Means Lyrics, Sound / Musical Composition and Sound / Musical Recording should be filed in 3 different application.
A video can be protected by filing copyright under the category of cinematographic film.