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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 fees for these services. To calculate the fee specified by paragraph (c)(20) of this section, for each work identified in a document: The first title and/or first registration number provided for that particular work constitutes a work; and each additional title and registration number provided for that particular work beyond the first constitutes an alternate identifier. The fees are as follows:

Table 1 to Paragraph (c)

Registration, recordation, and related servicesFees
($)
(1) Registration of a claim in an original work of authorship:
(i) Electronic filing:
(A) Single author, same claimant, one work, not for hire45
(B) All other filings65
(ii) Paper Filing (Forms PA, SR, TX, VA, SE, SR)125
(2) Registration of a claim in a group of contributions to periodicals85
(3) Registration of updates or revisions to a database that predominantly consists of non-photographic works500
(4) Registration of a claim in a group of published photographs or a claim in a group of unpublished photographs55
(5) Registration for a database that predominantly consists of photographs and updates thereto:
(i) Electronic filing250
(ii) Paper filing250
(6) Registration of a renewal claim (Form RE):
(i) Claim without addendum125
(ii) Addendum (in addition to the fee for the claim)100
(7) Registration of a claim in a group of serials (per issue, minimum two issues):
(i) Electronic filing35
(ii) Paper filing70
(8) Registration of a claim in a group of newspapers or a group of newsletters95
(9) Registration of a claim in a group of unpublished works85
(10) Registration of a claim in a group of short online literary works65
(11) Registration of a claim in a restored copyright (Form GATT)100
(12) Preregistration of certain unpublished works200
(13) Registration of a correction or amplification to a claim:
(i) Supplementary registration:
(A) Electronic filing100
(B) Paper Filing for correction or amplification of renewal registrations, GATT registrations, and group registrations for non-photographic databases (Form CA)150
(ii) Correction of a design registration: Form DC100
(14) Registration of a claim in a mask work (Form MW)150
(15) Registration of a claim in a vessel design (Form D/VH)500
(16) Provision of an additional certificate of registration55
(17) Certification of other Copyright Office records, including search reports (per hour)200
(18) Search report prepared from official records other than Licensing Division records (per hour, 2 hour minimum)200
(19) Estimate of retrieval or search fee (credited to retrieval or search fee)200
(20) 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
(21) Recordation of a document, including a notice of termination and a notice of intention to enforce a restored copyright:
(i) Base fee (includes 1 work identified by 1 title and/or registration number):
(A) Paper125
(B) Electronic95
(ii) Additional transfer (per transfer) (for documents recorded under 17 U.S.C. 205)95
(iii) Additional works and alternate identifiers:
(A) Paper (per group of 10 or fewer additional works and alternate identifiers)60
(B) Electronic:
(1) 1 to 50 additional works and alternate identifiers60
(2) 51 to 500 additional works and alternate identifiers225
(3) 501 to 1,000 additional works and alternate identifiers390
(4) 1,001 to 10,000 additional works and alternate identifiers555
(5) 10,001 or more additional works and alternate identifiers5,500
(iv) Correction of online Public Catalog data due to erroneous electronic title submission (per title)7
(22) Designation of agent under 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(2) to receive notification of claimed infringement, or amendment or resubmission of designation6
(23)(i) Schedule of pre-1972 sound recordings, or supplemental schedule of pre-1972 sound recordings (single sound recording)75
(ii) Additional sound recordings (per group of 1 to 100 sound recordings)10
(24) Removal of pre-1972 sound recording from Office's database of indexed schedules (single sound recording)75
(25) Notice of noncommercial use of pre-1972 sound recording50
(26) Opt-out notice of noncommercial use of pre-1972 sound recording50
(27) Issuance of a receipt for a section 407 deposit30
(28) Removal of PII from Registration Records:
(i) Initial request, per registration record100
(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:

Table 1 to Paragraph (d)

Special servicesFees
($)
(1) Service charge for deposit account overdraft285
(2) Service charge for dishonored deposit account replenishment check500
(3) Service charge for an uncollectible or non-negotiable payment115
(4) Appeals:
(i) First appeal (per claim)350
(ii) Second appeal (per claim)700
(5) Secure test examining fee (per staff member per hour)250
(6) Copying of Copyright Office records by staff12
(7)(i) Special handling fee for a claim800
(ii) 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 deposit:
(i) Physical deposit540
(ii) Electronic deposit220
(11) Voluntary cancellation of registration150
(12) Matching unidentified deposit to deposit ticket claim40
(13) Special handling fee for records retrieval, search, and certification services (per hour, 1 hour minimum)500
(14) Litigation statement (Form LS)100
(15)(i) Notice to libraries and archives50
(ii) Each additional title20
(16) Service charge for Federal Express mailing45
(17) 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:

Table 1 to Paragraph (e)

Licensing division servicesFees
($)
(1)(i) Recordation of a notice of intention to make and distribute phonorecords (17 U.S.C. 115)75
(ii) Additional titles (per group of 1 to 10 titles) (paper filing)20
(iii) 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)50
(3) Recordation of certain contracts by cable TV systems located outside the 48 contiguous states50
(4) Initial or amended notice of digital transmission of sound recording (17 U.S.C. 112, 114)50
(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, 2 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; 83 FR 61549, Nov. 30, 2018; 83 FR 66628, Dec. 27, 2018; 84 FR 3697, Feb. 13, 2019; 84 FR 10684, Mar. 22, 2019; 84 FR 14255, Apr. 9, 2019; 84 FR 20273, May 9, 2019; 85 FR 9386, Feb. 19, 2020; 85 FR 37346, June 22, 2020]


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