Industrial Design and its Registration System in NepalRead More
Registration of Copyright is not mandatory in Nepal, any work is protectable under the Copyright Act 2059 B.S., however, registration of copyright will be fruitful to proof of copyright against the possible infringement, piracy in future. Due to the registration of copyright, it is sufficient to enter into any licensing, agreement with others in order to full enjoy of exclusive right of copyright.
Literary- Book, pamphlet, article, thesis, lectures, computer programmes etc.
Artistic- Architectural design, photography, painting, sculpture, woodcarving, lithography, work of applied art, illustration, map, plan etc.
Musical- Musical notation with or without words, sound recording etc.
Dramatic- Drama, dramatic music, dumb show, performance etc.
Any thought, religion, news, method of operation, concept, principle, court judgment, administrative decision, folksong, folktale, proverb and general data despite the fact that such matters are expressed or explained or interpreted or included in any work.
Normally 5 to 35 days
Any owner of the work, sound recording, performance or broadcasting who desires to register any work, sound recording, performance or broadcasting shall have to submit an application to the Registrar in the prescribed format with specified his/her evidence. Upon receipt of application, Registrar shall examine it and shall order the applicant, if required, to submit additional documents. The Registrar shall thoroughly examine whether
If the Registrar is satisfied on those grounds, he/she shall register such a work, sound recording, performance or broadcasting in the applicant’s name on the basis of submitted documents.
Generally Life + 50 years