Verify a Copyright Registration

If you have seen a work which claims to be registered with the Intellectual Property Rights Office Copyright Registration Service you can verify that claim by entering the registration number in the form below. This will help verify that:

  • the registration exists;
  • the registration applies to the work being referred to; and
  • it is registered to the person claiming ownership.

All claims of registration should be accompanied by the appropriate reference number. If you encounter a claim of registration that does not cite the registration number you should request the reference number from the person making the claim, and remind them of their obligation to provide the reference number alongside any claim of registration they make. 

CRS Registration Number: