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Webinar: Copyright basics and considerations for entrepreneurs and small businesses

June 9, 2020

Entrepreneurs and small businesses owners – Register to attend a free webinar about the basics of copyright and receive insights into copyright registration and enforcement.

The 90-minute program is on Tuesday, June 16, from 1-2:30 p.m. ET.

Specifically designed for the needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses, the webinar will feature presentations by copyright experts from the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs. For more information and to register, visit: USPTO


Save More Money by Filing Online

February 12, 2010

The Copyright Office increased its fees for certain types of filings effective August 1, 2009.  The new fee schedule can be found at http://www.copyright.gov/docs/fees.html#ftn.  Under the new fee schedule, the fee for online registration for a basic claim would remain unchanged at $35 for electronic filing.  However, the fee for paper registration filings for a basic claim using the multipurpose form CO is increased from $45 to $50; the fee for paper registration filings for a basic claim using Form PA (performing arts works, including motion pictures), Form SR (sound recordings), Form TX (literary works), Form VA (visual arts works), or Form SE (single serial issues) is increased from $45 to $65.