Title 37: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
Part 201—GENERAL PROVISIONS
Subchapter A—Copyright Office and Procedures


§201.3   Fees for registration, recordation, and related services, special services, and services performed by the Licensing Division.

(a) General. This section prescribes the fees for registration, recordation, and related services, special services, and services performed by the Licensing Division.

(b) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

(1) Registration, recordation, and related service fee. This is the fee for a registration or recordation service that the Office is required to perform under 17 U.S.C., or a directly related service. It includes those services described in section 708(a)(1)-(9) and authorized by Pub. L. 105-80.

(2) Special service fee. This is a fee for a special service not specified in title 17, which the Register of Copyrights may fix at any time on the basis of the cost of providing the service, as provided by 17 U.S.C. 708(a).

(3) Licensing Division service fee. This is a fee for a service performed by the Licensing Division.

(c) Registration, recordation, and related service fees. The Copyright Office has established the following fees for these services:

Registration, recordation and related servicesFees
($)
(1) Registration of a standard claim in an original work of authorship:
Electronic filing:
(i) Single author, same claimant, one work, not for hire35
(ii) All other filings55
Paper Filing (Forms PA, SR, TX, VA, SE, SR)85
(2) Registration of a claim in a group of contributions to periodicals or a group of database updates85
(3) Registration of a claim in a group of published photographs or a claim in a group of unpublished photographs55
(4) Registration for a database that predominantly consists of photographs and updates thereto:
(i) Electronic filing55
(ii) Paper filing65
(5) Registration of a renewal claim (Form RE):
(i) Claim without addendum100
(ii) Addendum (in addition to the fee for the claim)100
(6) Registration of a claim in a group of serials (Form SE/Group) (per issue, minimum 2 issues)25
(7) Registration of a claim in a group of newspapers or a group of newsletters80
(8) Registration of a claim in a restored copyright (Form GATT)85
(9) Preregistration of certain unpublished works140
(10) Registration of a correction or amplification to a claim:
(i) Supplementary registration: Electronic filing or paper filing130
(ii) Correction of a design registration: Form DC100
(11) Registration of a claim in a mask work (Form MW)120
(12) Registration of a claim in a vessel design (Form D/VH)400
(13) Provision of an additional certificate of registration40
(14) Certification of other Copyright Office records, including search reports (per hour)200
(15) Search report prepared from official records other than Licensing Division records (per hour, 2 hour minimum)200
Estimate of search fee (credited to search fee)200
(16) Retrieval of in-process or completed Copyright Office records or other Copyright Office materials:
(i) Retrieval of paper records (per hour, 1 hour minimum)200
(ii) Retrieval of digital records (per hour, half hour minimum, quarter hour increments)200
(17) Recordation of a document, including a notice of intention to enforce
Single title105
Additional titles (per group of 1 to 10 titles)35
Additional titles provided in an electronic title list
1 to 50 additional titles60
51 to 500 additional titles225
501 to 1,000 additional titles390
1,001 to 10,000 additional titles555
10,001 or more additional titles5,550
Correction of online Public Catalog data due to erroneous electronic title submission (per title)7
(18) Designation of agent under 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(2) to receive notification of claimed infringement, or amendment or resubmission of designation6
(19) Notice of contact information for transmitting entities publicly performing pre-1972 sound recordings by means of digital audio transmission, or amendment of contact information105
Alternate names (each)35
(20) Schedule of pre-1972 sound recordings (single title)75
Additional titles (per group of 1 to 100 titles)10
(21) Issuance of a receipt for a §407 deposit30
(22) Removal of PII from Registration Records
(i) Initial request, per registration record130
(ii) Reconsideration of denied requests, flat fee60

(d) Special service fees. The Copyright Office has established the following fees for special services of the Office:

Special servicesFees
($)
(1) Service charge for deposit account overdraft250
(2) Service charge for dishonored deposit account replenishment check100
(3) Service charge for an uncollectible or non-negotiable payment30
(4) Appeals:
(i) First appeal (per claim)250
(ii) Second appeal (per claim)500
(5) Secure test examining fee (per staff member per hour)250
(6) Copying of Copyright Office records by staff:
Photocopy (black & white, 8½ × 11) (per page, minimum: $12)0.50
Photocopy (black & white, 11 × 17) (per page, minimum: $12)1
Photocopy (color, 8½ × 11) (per page, minimum: $12)2
Photocopy (color, 11 × 17) (per page, minimum: $12)4
Audiocassette (first 30 minutes)75
Additional 15 minute increments20
Videocassette (first 30 minutes)75
Additional 15 minute increments20
CD or DVD30
Flash drive30
Unsupported formats and other copying of materials by outside providers, at cost of providerVariable
(7) Special handling fee for a claim800
Handling fee for each non-special handling claim using the same deposit50
(8) Special handling fee for recordation of a document550
(9) Handling fee for extra deposit copy for certification50
(10) Full-term retention of a published deposit540
(11) Special handling of search report, per hour (for up to 2 hours)300
Additional hours of searching, per hour500
(12) Special handling of retrieval, certification, and copying, per hour305
(13) Notice to libraries and archives50
Each additional title20
(14) Service charge for Federal Express mailing45
(15) Service charge for delivery of documents via facsimile (per page, 7 page maximum)1

(e) Licensing Division service fees. The Copyright Office has established the following fees for specific services of the Licensing Division:

Licensing Division servicesFees
($)
(1) Recordation of a notice of intention to make and distribute phonorecords (17 U.S.C. 115)75
Additional titles (per group of 1 to 10 titles) (paper filing)20
Additional titles (per group of 1 to 100 titles) (online filing)10
(2) Statement of account amendment (cable television systems and satellite carriers, 17 U.S.C. 111 and 119; digital audio recording devices or media, 17 U.S.C. 1003)150
(3) Recordation of certain contracts by cable TV systems located outside the 48 contiguous states50
(4) Notice of digital transmission of sound recording (17 U.S.C. 112, 114)40
Amended notice of digital transmission of sound recording40
(5) Processing of a statement of account based on secondary transmissions of primary transmissions pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 111:
(i) Form SA115
(ii) Form SA220
(iii) Form SA3725
(6) Processing of a statement of account based on secondary transmissions of primary transmissions pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 119 or 122725
(7) Search report prepared from Licensing Division records (per hour, 1 hour minimum)200

(f) Fees for travel in connection with educational activities. For travel expenses in connection with Copyright Office educational activities when participation by Copyright Office personnel has been requested by another organization or person and that organization or person has agreed to pay such expenses, collection of the fee shall be subject to, and the amount of the fee shall be no greater than, the amount authorized under the Federal Travel Regulations found in Chapters 300 through 304 of Title 41.


[64 FR 29520, June 1, 1999, as amended at 64 FR 36574, July 7, 1999; 65 FR 39819, June 28, 2000; 67 FR 38005, May 31, 2002; 71 FR 31090, June 1, 2006; 71 FR 46402, Aug. 14, 2006; 72 FR 33691, June 19, 2007; 74 FR 12556, Mar. 25, 2009, 74 FR 32807, July 9, 2009; 77 FR 18705, Mar. 28, 2012; 77 FR 18707, Mar. 28, 2012; 78 FR 71501, Nov. 29, 2013; 79 FR 15918, Mar. 24, 2014; 79 FR 24334, Apr. 30, 2014; 79 FR 68623, Nov. 18, 2014; 81 FR 75707, Nov. 1, 2016; 82 FR 9008, Feb. 2, 2017; 82 FR 9356, Feb. 6, 2017; 82 FR 26853, June 12, 2017; 82 FR 29413, June 29, 2017; 82 FR 52223, Nov. 13, 2017; 83 FR 2547, Jan. 18, 2018; 83 FR 4146, Jan. 30, 2018; 83 FR 52153, Oct. 16, 2018]


Source: GPO Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) (ecfr.gov)
Data current as of November 15, 2018