What does Copyright Protect?
Copyright protects original works of authorship (such as literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works including poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture). Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed.
The U.S. Copyright Office publishes a number of “Circulars” with more information about Copyrights. Start by reading the publication Copyright Basics from the U.S. Copyright Office.
How is a Copyright Application Filed?
A Copyright application can be filed electronically. There may be ancillary work, such as assignments to a company if your business is going to own the work. Sometimes physical items need to be delivered to the Copyright Office if those cannot otherwise be filed electronically.
Can Trenner Law Quote a Flat Fee?
Trenner Law quotes flat fees for copyright applications. This would be total cost if there are no objections at the Copyright Office and the registration simply issues.
But if there is intervening work, such as responding to an Office Action or request for additional information by the Copyright Office, then that is quoted separately and depends on the nature of the work).