The copyright search forms the basic step of copyright registration. The copyright search is conducted by the legal representative of the Applicant, to check if the same work has been published or has been made available to the public at large. However, the person can only proceed with the process of the registration of his work, if his work is original and creative. Supposedly, if an individual wants to create any work in the form of a song, book, or a painting, then he must approach an IPR Attorney, who will conduct a copyright search to check if the work created by him and is complying with the principles of originality and creativity.
The copyright search in India can be conducted in the following ways:
i. The copyright office has been recognized as the source for all the different forms of copyright records. Firstly, logon to the original website for copyright i.e., https://copyright.gov.in/
ii. Secondly, the work can be searched by filing up the diary number, ROC number, name of the applicant and the title of the work.
iii. Thirdly, it’s not mandatory to fill up all the mentioned details, the search can also be conducted by filing up any of the determinants.
iv. After that, the person needs to click on ‘Search’ and thus the works would be displayed showing all the necessary list of matching copyrights.
v. Henceforth, after a proper search is conducted then the applicant who conducted a search would be able to see all the necessary details stating the application number, status of the application and so on.
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