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What is the process for grant or filing Copyright in India?
What is the procedure for grant of copyright application in India?
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The procedure for grant of copyright in India is as follows:
Filing: Upon filing an application for copyright with complete details and copies, the author or the rightful owner of the copyright material has to wait for an period of 30 days for any objection that may be filed in the copyright office against the claim that the concerned work is created by the rightful applicant. If an objection is filed, it may take another 1 month’s time to decide whether the work could be registered by the Registrar of Copyrights after hearing the matter from both the parties.
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 and any extra documents required are requested for. The response to the report has to be filed within 30 days.
Registration: A Copyright registration certificate is issued by the Copyright office after the objections are overcome to the satisfaction of the Registrar of Copyrights.
Answered on 28 Sep 2018
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