About the registration service

Protecting your copyright work across the worldWe offer a truly independent, reliable, fast and secure witnessing service for your work. The registration service provides the very best content and date evidence you need to prove copyright ownership and protect your work against infringement.

  1. Register

    Initial registrations can be made for 5 or 10 year periods.

  2. Update

    If your work changes after registration, you can cover the new version too with our registration update facility.

  3. Renew/extend cover period

    When a registration is coming to an end, you can extend cover.

Secure, worldwide protection

Our copyright registration service provides strong evidence designed to protect your rights worldwide.
Our high service standards and strong policies safeguard all works deposited with us.

Please see our service standards page for full details.

Infringement protection

In the event of any infringement of your work, we can provide evidence you can use to assist in your case. This may take the form of notification, certificates, or the production of a duplicate of the registered item to prove content.

Existing clients can access these services here.

Peace of mind

Registering your work provides real benefits, as it ensures that independent evidence of your claim is always available. Please see our "how does copyright registration help?" page for details.

How do we compare?

The following chart depicts how the commonly sited alternatives compare to registering your work with the UK Copyright Service.

  UK Copyright Service Posting to yourself Bank or solicitor Commercial envelope systems
Provides independent evidence
Managed backups
Always retains work for future disputes
All backups encrypted
Contractual contingency measures in place
Strict confidentiality
Registration update facility

Items marked (Unknown) we are unable to verify, or may depend on provider. Items marked (Not Applicable) are not relevant for the method assessed

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