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Copyright Filing in India @INR 500/-* per work

The official fees for copyright filing in India varies depending upon the type of work. For instance, the official fee for filing an application for registration of copyright in a Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work is INR 500/- per work. The official fee for an application for registration of copyright in respect of a Literary or Artistic work which is used or is capable of being used in relation to any goods or services is INR 2000/- per work. The official fee for an application for registration of Copyright in a Cinematograph Film is INR 5000 per work and for registration of copyright in a Sound Recording is INR 2000 per work.

S. no. On what payable Official Government fee (INR)
1 For an application for registration of copyright in a-

(a)Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic Work

(b)Provided that in respect of Literary or Artistic work which is used or is capable of being used in relation to any goods (section 45).

500/- per work

2000/- per work

2 For an application for registration of copyright in a Cinematograph Film 5000/- per work
3 For an application for registration of copyright in a Sound Recording 2000/- per work
4 For an application for change in particulars of copyright in respect of a:

(a) Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic Work

(b) Provided that in respect of Literary or Artistic work which is used or is capable of being used in relation to any goods (section 45).

200/- per work

1000/- per work

5 For an application for changes in particulars of copyright entered in respect of Cinematograph Film 2000/- per work
6 For an application for registration of changes in particulars of copyright in respect of a Sound Recording 1000/- per work

Please note that copyright applications in India can be filed online only.

Copyright Registration Stages in India

Know more about Copyright filing in India here.

Copyright Filing: After filing a copyright application with requisite details and documents, the copyright owner has to wait for a mandatory period of 30 days for any objection that may be filed with the Copyright office against the claim. If an objection is filed within the prescribed time limit , then it may take another one month’s time to decide as to whether the work could be registered by the Registrar of Copyrights after giving an opportunity of hearing the matter from both the parties.

How to file copyright application in India?

Examination: If no objection is filed within the said period, the application is then formally examined and objections by the Examiner, if any, are raised, or any extra documents required are requested for. Response to the objections/examination report has to be filed within 30 days.

Registration: A Copyright registration certificate is issued by the Copyright Office if the objections are overcome to the satisfaction of the Copyright Office.

*Cost of Official fee to file a copyright application depends upon the type of work for which application has been filed. Professional fees not included.

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