Notification of Copyright Registration Delays

Due to the national emergency, the Copyright Office was unable to print registration certificates between March 25, 2020 and June 24, 2020 . The Office began printing and mailing registration certificates on June 25, 2020 for all approved registrations including those that were approved between March 13, 2020 and June 24, 2020. If the Office registered your claim, you should receive a registration certificate in the mail. All approved registrations will also appear in the Office’s online catalog. You can search the catalog using the title of the work, author, or claimant name to find the registration number.

If the Office registered your claim through the Special Handling process, in addition to mailing a copy of the printed registration certificate, the Office will email an unofficial copy of the registration certificate that will include the registration number.

If the Copyright Office refused your claim, the Office will send a copy of the refusal letter by email only.