May 5, 2016

Copyright Filing

With effect from August 1, 2014, authors can e-file their copyright application by visiting the website of the Copyright Office of India www.copyright.gov.in. However, applicants wishing to paper-file their application can do so by sending it to the Office in New Delhi. The most critical part of the filing process is to fill up Form XIV, which is available at copyright.gov.in/frmformsDownload.aspx. The form includes sections on ‘Statement of Particulars’ and ‘Statement of Further Particulars’ which must be carefully filled.

The applicant or an advocate having Power of Attorney should sign the application. The Power of Attorney should also be enclosed together with the application.The fee is either in the form of Demand Draft orIndian Postal Order favoring ‘Registrar Of Copyright’ and payable at New Delhi. E-payment is also accepted. The Copyright Office issues a filing number, filing date and receipt. Thereafter, the officials formally examine the application and any discrepancy will be communicated to the applicant.

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