Robert J. Kasunic
Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy & Practice
Robert J. Kasunic is Associate Register of Copyrights and director of registration policy and practice for the United States Copyright Office. He was appointed to the position effective April 16, 2013.
In his position, Kasunic heads the Office of Registration Policy and Practice, which administers the U.S. copyright registration system and advises the Register of Copyrights on questions of registration policy and related regulations and interpretations of the copyright law. He is a recognized copyright expert and is one of four legal advisors to the Register.
Kasunic joined the Copyright Office in 2000 as a senior attorney in the Office of General Counsel and was appointed deputy general counsel in 2010. Prior to arriving at the Office, he worked in private practice on a variety of copyright, trademark, and cyberlaw issues. He currently serves an adjunct professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law and is on the adjunct faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he began teaching in 1995.
Kasunic earned his JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law and his BA in political science from Columbia 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.