Register Your Copyright
If your artistic or literary work
is not registered with the Copyright Office of the Library of
Congress, it is not fully protected. Don't be confused by writer's
guilds or organizations that promise to register your work. Unless it
is registered with the Copyright Office and you get an Official
Copyright Office certificate of registration, your rights are not
To register, click on one of the
links below to get started.
|Do it Yourself |Do
it with the Register Right service|FAQs|
FORM: Select the correct
electronic form (in .pdf)
Note: you will need Adobe
Acrobat Reader to view these files. To download the viewer free, click
TX for text
PA for performing arts
VA for visual arts
SR for sound recordings
SE for serials (newspapers, magazines etc.)
order forms by mail
a copy of your work and verify in the form instructions the number
of copies that you must submit with your application (also referred
to as a "deposit"). The deposit requirements vary from form
to form so read the instructions carefully and completely before
filling out the form.
the completed form, deposit, and a $30 check or money order for the
application fee into a mailer and send to the Copyright as per the
instructions. Note, DO NOT send your only copy. DO send your mailer
by some traceable form of delivery (certified return receipt,
signature confirmation, delivery confirmation, or express mail).
What happens next? In
approximately 4-6 months you will receive a registration certificate or
Right Copyright Registration Service
Confused about what form to use
or the instructions about deposit requirements? Or do you just want
to focus on the creative side and leave the legal details to a pro?
Let an experienced intellectual
property attorney take care of the registration process. Tonya M.
Evans can help you:
Attorney Evans delivers
up-to-the-minute detailed information when your copyright
registration is pending and send you your official registration
certificate once the process is completed.
What's the cost?
*Copyright Office Registration
*Express delivery and handling ($15.00)
*Service charge ($30.00)
*NO HIDDEN FEES like other
here to download a Register Right processing form before
clicking on the "Add to Cart" Button.
Other payment options:
Pay by check, money order and
send to: PO Box 25216, Phila. PA 19119
or add $5.00 to the fee and send
PayPal® payments to [email protected]
Get more information about
intellectual property with The Literary Law
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