Do I need to acquire any license/permission from a politician for using his name & portrait on an artwork to register for copyright?


I have created an artwork of Hon. Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi which contains his name & portrait. Have created it to print it on merchandise like t-shirts & then sell those to the end user. Want to register for its copyright.

My questions are as below:

  1. Will I have to acquire any permission/license from Shri. Narendra Modi or Bhartiya Janata Party’s IT cell or someone else to register the artwork for copyright? If yes, then from whom will I have to get the needful done?"

  2. How long will it take to get the copyright registered & how much would it cost?

Kindly guide me.

Thanks in advance.