Cosynd’s registration service includes the preparation, review, e-filing, and handling of correspondence with the U.S. Copyright Office as needed for the life of the application (6-10 months). It's a pretty lengthy process, considering that registration is the legal basis for filing infringement lawsuits. Despite this, Cosynd processes applications faster than other similar third-party processors, where the current processing time is at minimum 11 months.
Once you have submitted your application to Cosynd, it is reviewed, checked for potential errors, and a determination about the final application type that should be used for your filing is made. This is a critical part of the process - certain errors and misfiled applications can cause your application to be denied by the Copyright Office, which will not refund your federal filing fees. If we spot any errors or concerning issues, we will reach out to you several times over several months to resolve those issues before submitting the final application to the U.S. Copyright Office. If you do not respond to our numerous outreach efforts, we will provide a refund of the federal filing fees for your application.
Most people think that you are automatically granted your certificate of registration by the U.S. Copyright Office, which is not true. The Copyright Office researches every claim of ownership and can deny your application if it does not meet their standard of registration.
After your application is submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office, it is assigned to an examiner, who will independently assess whether or not your registration meets their standard for registration. The examiner will conduct their own research in order to make that assessment. That research can include reviewing your application, reviewing/listening to all of the materials you have uploaded, searching the Copyright Office's databases for potential conflicts, searching other publicly accessible sources for additional evidence, and requesting supporting evidence from you directly (such as digital or physical proof of the publication of your content).