Overview of Copyright Registration in Mumbai
Mumbai is famously known as the mercantile capital of India, which is also rich in its culture. It is the abode of many Bollywood biggies and influential people. Mumbai is much more familiar as a city that never sleeps.
In India, copyright registration is governed by the Copyright Act 1957 and is administered by the Copyright Office. Copyright registration in Mumbai gives the absolute right to the owner of intellectual property to protect the owner’s literary, artistic, drama work and sound recording from any unauthorized replication.
Documents required for Copyright Registration in Mumbai
To register for copyright in Mumbai, you need to provide the following documents:
- You will need to provide proof of ownership for the work being registered either in the form of an assignment deed, a publishing agreement, or any other legal document.
- You will need to provide a self-attested copy of government-issued identity proof, such as a Passport or Aadhaar card and address proof, such as a ration card, utility bill, or rental agreement.
- If you are filing the application through an agent, you will need to provide a Power of Attorney authorizing the agent to file the application on your behalf.
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Procedure for Registering a Copyright in Mumbai
The procedure for Copyright Registration in Mumbai are as follows:
The time taken for the copyright registration process can vary, but it typically takes a few months to complete.