In India Copyright exists to protect literary, artistic, dramatic, musical and other works, including computer programs, photographs, recordings, films and other electronically disseminated information, as well as sculptures and engravings. HKINDIA team of highly qualified specialists are on hand to direct you through the complexities of registered designs and copyrights and their relationship with patents and trade marks. Many successful consumer products are protected by several types of Intellectual Property. Now in India "Computer Program" can also be registered as copyright. "Computer Program" means a set of instructions expressed in words, codes, schemes or in any other form, including a machine readable medium, capable of causing a computer to perform a particular task or achieve a particular result


Once the copyright is registered it can be owned by author upto life time and also after 60 years of his/her death.

Requirement for filing a copyright application.

Documents Required

Specimen of the work to be applied as copyright. (4 sets of floppy discs in case of computer program).

Documentary proof of publication in India, if any.

General Power of Attorney given to us in India duly signed by the proprietor, partner or one of the Directors of the company in the case may be as per draft annexed herewith.

In case of computer program brief description of software in 200 words.

A copy of Memorandum & Articles of Association or copy of Partnership Deed as the case may be.

NOTE: All documents must be submitted in English language only.

Information Required

Name(s), age, address(es) and nationality(ies) of the author.
Name, address, designation and nationality of the author.

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Copyright Power of Attorney

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