1508.7 (B) How to Request Special Handling for a Pending Application
A request for special handling may be made at any time before the U.S. Copyright Office issues a certificate of registration. If an application is currently pending, the applicant may ask the Office to process the claim on an expedited basis, provided that the applicant pays the special handling fee and provided that there is a compelling reason for the request. For information concerning this procedure, see Chapter 600, Section 623.5 (D).