Embracing the advancement of technology in the IP sector, copyrights can now be filed through online mode as well. To copyright the work, the applicant has to file the copyright application along with four copies of the work in Form XIV. The said documents are inclusive of statements of particulars and statements of further particulars. The applicant is required to file the application along with the prescribed fees. The applicant can also file the application by sending the same to the copyright office via speed post or courier.
For the work to be copyrighted, it takes around 3-4 months without any objection. In case of any objections, it usually takes around 6-12 months.
All copyright application are now required to be filed online and physical filing is completely stopped in India. The applicant has to file the application via the official website of the copyright office www.copyright.gov.in or in case of any difficulties, has to send the application by speed post/ registered post mentioning beforehand the mobile number. Email address and correspondence address along with Form XIV, as diary number will be issued through mobile or email address.
The government fee to file copyright application in India is Rs.500 per copy. This fees is exclusive of professional fees and other ancillary charges incurred in the process of application.