Copyright Registration Service
Frequently asked questions
If you see a work which is claiming to be registered it should display a unique CRS registration number alongside that claim. To verify that this claim is genuine go here, enter the registration number, and click "Verify". The system will then tell you if the number is valid, and to what work it applies. It will also give the name of the business or person given as the registrant, and any contact details approved by the registrant for public display.
No. The verification system can be used for free.
Registrations can be verified online by anyone who has access to the registration number of the work in question. The details of a registration cannot be accessed without the proper registration number. The verification page will show the name of the person or business that the work is registered to, any professional pseudonyms, the name of the registered document, the date of registration, the term of registration, the date of expiry, and the home country of the registrant. The registrant can also choose to include or exclude contact details such as address, phone and fax numbers, email addresses, etc. The option to include or exclude these details is controlled at account level: these options can be changed after registration, but will apply to all registrations made under the account.
The registrant can choose to include or exclude contact details such as address, phone and fax numbers, email addresses, etc. from the verification page. The option to include or exclude these details is controlled at account level: these options can be changed after registration, but will apply to all registrations made under the account.
No. Registered works are not made available to the public.
No. You can only search for individual registrations, and you must have the proper registration number for every work you wish to check the details of.
No. The Intellectual Property Rights Office will not pass on messages to registrants and will not disclose registrants' contact details, other than through the verification page, if the registrant has chosen to make such details public.
You can retrieve your document and request written confirmation of your registration from the Intellectual Property Rights Office through the "Retrieve" section of the site.