1508.7 (A) How to Request Special Handling When Submitting an Application
Special handling is a procedure for expediting the examination and processing of an application. The U.S. Copyright Office offers this service in certain circumstances where a copyright owner or other interested parties have a compelling reason for the expedited issuance of a certificate of registration (e.g., as a prerequisite for bringing a copyright infringement suit in federal district court). For information concerning this procedure, see Chapter 600, Section 623.