The creators or owners of original work can always protect their work through copyright registration. It helps them against infringement.
Rights over dissemination, translation, reproduction and adaptation of work have been fully assigned to the creator of work.
India allows or provides privilege to the work which copyrighted in many other countries and vice-versa. Copyright registration in India is accorded protection in many other countries.
As it is always said, branding plays an important role in promoting your work. So, Copyright registration can even help you to create a sense of goodwill and quality in the minds of your customer.
With respect to the Design registration the first step is to prepare necessary documents for the purpose of filing it before the department. These documents are Design questionnaire, class and description of the work, colour photographs of design and Power of Attorney in Form-21.
The Design is a three-dimensional shape of articles, goods, equipment or auto parts etc. based on the visual appearance it need to be drafted into a written specification which require experience and skill. After drafting design specification, it shall be filed.
The Design application is filed online and need to be attested by the Attorney on each page of design specification. After successful submission, a payment of Rs. 1000/- as filing fees has to be deposited resulting issuance of acknowledgement.
The final stage is to reply and redress any departmental objection raised by the Design department. If department is satisfied, then issued a certificate of registration of Design.
The final stage is to reply and redress any departmental objection raised by the Design department. If department is satisfied then issued a certificate of registration of Design which is valid for a period of 60 years.
A Design registration certificate is issued by the Design Office after the objections, if any, are overcome to the satisfaction of the Design Office.