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1802.8 (A) Completing the Online Application

 

1802.8 (A) Completing the Online Application

 

This Section provides guidance for completing the online application for supplementary registration.

 

As discussed in Section 1802.8, applicants must use the online application in most cases. Applicants may submit a paper application only when correcting or amplifying the information in a renewal registration, a GATT registration, or a registration for a database that does not consist predominantly of photographs. If an applicant attempts to use a paper application to correct or amplify any other type of registration, the U.S. Copyright Office may return the application and filing fee and instruct the applicant to resubmit the claim using the online application, or the Office may simply refuse registration. 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (E) (4); Supplementary Registration, 81 Fed. Reg. 86,656, 86,658 (Dec. 1, 2016).

 

NOTE: In exceptional cases, the U.S. Copyright Office may waive the online filing requirement, subject to such conditions that the Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of the Office of Registration Policy and Practice may impose on the applicant. An applicant may submit a request to waive this requirement in writing. It should explain why the applicant is unable to use the online application, and it should be sent to the following address:

 

Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy & Practice Registration Program

U.S. Copyright Office

101 Independence Avenue SE Washington, DC 20559

 

See 37 C.F.R. § 202.6 (E) (8); Supplementary Registration, 82 Fed. Reg. 27,424, 27,428 (June 15, 2017).