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1112.8 (G) Space 8: Certification

1112.8 (G) Space 8: Certification


The applicant should certify and date the application on space 8 under the heading marked “Signature.” The Office will accept a handwritten, printed, or typed signature. If the signature is handwritten, the first and last name of the person who certified the application should be typed or printed on the space marked “Typed or printed name and date.” In addition, the applicant should check one of the boxes indicating whether he or she is an author of the work, the copyright claimant, an owner of one or more of the exclusive rights in the works, or a duly authorized agent of one of the foregoing persons. 37 C.F.R. § 202.3 (C) (2) (I).


The application should be certified and submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office on or after the last date specified in space 1 of the application under the heading marked Title of This Work. If the application is certified or submitted before the last date specified in the Title of This Work space, the registration specialist may communicate with the applicant.


For additional guidance in completing the Certification space, see Chapter 600, Section 624.