Do-It-Yourself Copyright Registration
Create an online account at www.copyright.gov (no charge for that).
Log in and start a new “claim” (a new copyright application).
Fill in the online form (between about 8 and 12 screens of information).
Pay the government filing fee of $35 or $ 55 with your credit card.
How much does it cost to get a name trademarked?
What Does Trademarking a Name Cost? Filing a trademark for your business name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will cost between $225 and $600, plus legal fees. You can register with most states for $50-$150 if you don’t want protection outside your state.
How do I trademark a name for free?
- To register a trademark, go to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Web site, www.uspto.gov.
- Make sure someone else hasn’t already registered the mark your category by checking the Trademark Electronic Search System database .
How do I copyright a name?
There are a number of ways you can trademark a name.
- Common law usage: just start using the name in commerce. Once used, you’ve established common law rights.
- State trademark registration: you’ll need to apply through your state’s Secretary of State Office.
- Federal trademark registration: Simply the best.
How much is a copyright fee?
The standard filing fee for electronic registration is $55 for basic claims. However, the filing fee is $35 if you register one work, not made for hire, and you are the only author and claimant. To access electronic registration, go to the Copyright Office’s website at www.copyright.gov.