Fees/Method of Payment: In absence of complications, the total fees (including official fees) to file for Copyright Registration is $229.00 USD. Attorney fees include preparation of one application form and documentation. And initial filing of deposit material delivered to the United States Register of Copyrights. The file, notifying client of official correspondence, periodic reporting and fowarding of Registration certificate.
In all cases, the Copyright Registration will be limited to the material which is filed at the Registrar.
For Published works - Please send 3 copies of the best edition of the work.
For Unpublished works- Please send 2 copies of the best edition of the work.
For motion pictures, videotapes, software materials and sound recordings, please include a detailed description of the contents and any visually perceptible materials that accompany the work.
I will SEND the Deposit Materials to:
32605 Highway 79 South, Suite 208
Temecula, California 92592 U.S.A.
For web sites and web pages, please print and mail your site contents to us; or for the additional per page fee of .35 b/w or $1.05 pp/color, we can capture and reproduce your website contents.
No application can be complete until we recieve your deposite material!
ESTIMATED TIMELINE FOR BASIC COPYRIGHT APPLICATIONS
DAY 1 to DAY 3 - Your properly completed instructions and all required materials are verified as received by our Temecula, California Office.
DAY 3 to DAY 7 - A&S attorneys and staff review your materials, confirm your instructions, prepare and forward required U.S. forms, copies, and deposit material in compliance with Official Rules.
DAY 7 to DAY 30 - A&S confirms receipt with the Registrar of Copyrights. In most cases, we provide Clients with copies of the Official Filing Receipt within 60 days of initial filing.
DAY 60 to DAY 180 - Copyright Examiner Office Actions, if any, are usually issued 2 - 6 months after filing. Applicants response is due within 6 months thereafter.
Absent complications, the average Registration Certificate is issued 8 months after filing. Clients are promptly informed of all developments
DURATION OF REGISTRATION
For works created on or after January 1, 1978 - the term of copyright for the author's life plus 50 years after the author's death. In the case of "joint works" by two or more authors, the term lasts for 50 years after the surviving author's death. For works made for hire, the duration of copyright will be 75 years from publication, or 100 years from creation, whichever is shorter.
For works created and published or registered before January 1, 1978, a renewal registration is required or else the copyright expires 28 years after it was secured.
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