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1412.7 Cancellation of Registration in Cases of Dishonored Checks

1412.7 Cancellation of Registration in Cases of Dishonored Checks

When a check received in payment of the filing fee is returned to the U.S. Copyright Office marked “insufficient funds” or is otherwise marked uncollectible, the Office may cancel any registration for which the dishonored check was submitted. 37 C.F.R. § 201.7 (C) (2).

The Office will notify an applicant in writing if the check could not be collected. If the filing fee is received within forty-five days from the date set forth in the notice, the Office will issue a new certificate of registration. The effective date of registration for the new certificate will be the date that the filing fee was received.

If the Office does not receive a filing fee within forty-five days, the Office will cancel the registration. If the applicant would like to resubmit the work for registration, the applicant should file a new application, together with new deposit copy(ies) and the correct filing fee. In appropriate cases, the Office reserves the right to require a certified check or money order, and in all cases, the effective date of registration will be based on the date that the new submission is received by the Office.

For additional information concerning this procedure, see Chapter 1800, Section 1807.4 (B).

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