Transfer a registration guidance

This form is used to effect a change of registration details regarding the transferal of copyright ownership.

When to use this form

This form is used when the Copyright Witness account holder has sold, given or otherwise transferred their copyright of a registered work to a new owner. It should be completed after or during the sale or transfer of the copyright.

It may also be used to transfer a deceased author’s registration to his/her next of kin where the copyright has been inherited.

By transferring the registration to the new owner, the new owner can benefit from the protection that registration provides without the need for re-registration or any lapse in cover. It also ensures that the original date of registration is preserved as evidence.

How to use this form

To transfer your work to the new copyright owner:

Complete the form on-screen

Confirm your details & print the form

Sign and date the completed form

The form must be signed by the account holder (or authorised agent) in section 1 and by the new owner (or authorised agent) in section 2.

Send the completed form and payment to:

Copyright Witness - Registration Services

4 Tavistock Avenue

Didcot

Oxfordshire

OX11 8NA

United Kingdom

Please make cheques/postal orders/international money orders for UK Pounds Sterling (GBP), and made payable to ‘Copyright Witness’.

We accept most major credit/debit cards.

We accept most major credit and debit cards 

Charges

The current charge for registration transfers is £15.00 per work.

Additional certificates may also be ordered by the new owner at this point for £2.00 each.

All charges are in UK Pounds Sterling (GBP).

Notes

For security reasons, we will disregard any correspondence that does not state a valid account number, or where the stated account holder details differ from our records.

The transfer of registration for an inherited work to the next kin will be free of charge, but we will require a copy of the death certificate to process the change.

This form should be completed and printed online. For completion by hand it is also available as a PDF file. Download PDF file

If the new owner does not already have an account with Copyright Witness one will automatically be set up as part of the transferal process.