Copyright registration at the Congress Library
Obtaining a copyright certificate from the Library of Congress is one of the most effective intellectual property protection ways that the SION Patent Law Company provides. Let’s discuss what this opportunity can give creators and inventors.
Although copyright for a work of science, literature and art shall enter into force from the moment of the piece creation, regardless of its registration, the latter is still very important. In order to protect the work and to have the opportunity to exploit it overseas, international copyright registration is needed.
One of the most convenient ways for international copyright registration is to apply to the Library of Congress. For over 130 years, here is the U. S. Copyright Office. It deals with the copyright compliance and registration, as well as with the deposit registration.
For the copyright registration at the Library of Congress, you need:
- application form and the work (of science, literature or art), 1 piece. They are sent by email.
- application consideration takes about 9 months, and then a certificate is signed by an authorized Library of Congress officer is issued. Application status can be found online.
- to fill in the form and send it to the registration body that is easy, but it has its own legal nuances. For example, the international copyright registration procedure may only be exercised by an agent who has the account in the U. S. Copyright Office and a special mailbox there.