Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

Validity of certificates of registration.

178.—(1) A certificate of registration issued under section 175 (8) shall be valid for 12 months from the date of registration or such lesser period as may be specified by the Controller in the certificate.

(2) Subject to section 175 (4), a licensing body registered under this Part may apply for renewal of its registration for further periods each of which shall not exceed 12 months.

(3) An application for renewal of a registration shall be made not less than one month before the expiration of the period of validity of the certificate of registration.

(4) A term of renewal of a registration shall take effect from the expiration of the previous registration.