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Section 45 of Copyright Act 1957: Entries in Register of Copyrights

Section 45 (Entries in Register of Copyrights) under Chapter X (Registration of Copyright) of the Copyright Act 1957

❝(1) The author or publisher of, or the owner of or other person interested in the copyright in, any work may make an application in the prescribed form accompanied by the prescribed fee to the Registrar of Copyrights for entering particulars of the work in the Register of Copyrights:

 Provided that in respect of an artistic work which is used or is capable of being used in 3[relation to any goods or services, the application shall include a statement to that effect and shall be accompanied by a certificate from the Registrar of Trade Marks referred to in section 3 of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 (47 of 1999), to the effect that no trade mark identical with or deceptively similar to such artistic work has been registered under that Act in the name of, or that no application has been made under that Act for such registration by, any person other than the applicant.

(2) On receipt of an application in respect of any work under sub-section (1), the Registrar of Copyrights may, after holding such inquiry as he may deem fit, enter the particulars of the work in the Register of Copyrights.❞



Section 45 of the Copyright Act 1957 was amended by:
- the Copyright (Amendment) Act 1983 (No. 23 of 1983), sec. 16, w.e.f. 9-Aug-1984;
- the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 27 of 2012), sec. 31, w.e.f. 21-Jun-2012.

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