Deputy Director of Registration Policy and Practice
Erik Bertin is deputy director for Registration Policy and Practice for the United States Copyright Office. He was appointed to the position effective April 6, 2015.
Bertin assists the Associate Register of Copyrights and director of registration policy and practice on a full range of legal, policy, and governance issues involving the Copyright Office and its administrative responsibilities.
Bertin joined the Office in 2011 as an attorney-advisor in the Office of Policy and International Affairs, and he served as an assistant general counsel from 2013 to 2015. Before joining the Office, he worked in private practice for 15 years in Washington, DC, where he represented a wide range of clients in intellectual property matters.
Bertin earned his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an articles editor for the law review. He earned a BA in English from Johns Hopkins University.
About the USCO
Congress established the Copyright Office as a separate department within the Library of Congress in 1897 and created the position of Register of Copyrights to lead it. The United States Copyright Office administers the nation’s copyright laws as set forth in the Copyright Act and provides impartial assistance to Congress, the courts, and executive branch agencies on questions of national and international copyright law and policy.