Intellectual Property Rights Office IP Rights Office IPRO

Welcome to the Intellectual Property Rights Office for the United States

The Intellectual Property Rights Office provides copyright protection for works created in the United States and other Berne Convention countries.

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United States

Information and services

Copyright Registration Service

The Intellectual Property Rights Office operates an online Copyright Registration Service for users across all Berne Convention countries.

Register your copyright

Register your work for international copyright protection quickly and easily online.

Verify a CRS number

Verify a Copyright Registration Service number, and confirm the work it applies to.

Copyright history

A brief overview of the history of copyright, from its beginnings in the early 18th century to how it is protected internationally today.

Berne Convention nations

A list of all 181 nations that are part of the Berne Convention on copyright.

About us

Information about the Intellectual Property Rights Office.

Contact us

Contact the Intellectual Property Rights Office.