U.S. Copyright Office Announces Timing Provision Changes

April 2, 2020 | Intellectual Property News, Legal News

On March 31, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that it will temporarily extend some deadlines relating to the submission of copyright registration physical specimens and notices of termination in concert with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) the Register’s assessment that there is a national emergency generally disrupting the normal operation of the copyright system.  The details of are found on the Copyright Office website and generally require a statement that the applicant is subject to a stay-at-home order issued by a state or local government or a statement that the applicant is unable to access required physical materials due to closure of the business where they are located. The U.S. Copyright Office remains open electronically for the filing of documents and fees. Please contact us with any questions.