Design registration in India needs to be renewed after 10 years from the registration date and the validity is extended further for next 5 years on renewal. If the extension fee is not paid within the initial term, an applicant cannot avail this right. The law permits the restoration of registration on a lapsed design, only if the restoration application is filed within a year from cessation date. Copyright also expires after 60 years. The rights of the author in case of dramatic, literary, musical and artistic works are protected till he is alive and 60 years period is counted from the year he/she expires while in the works of cinematography, photographs, sound recording, international agencies and government, anonymous and pseudonymous and posthumous publications, 60yrs is counted from the publication date.