Stamford, CT asked in Intellectual Property and Copyright for Connecticut

Q: How do I find out the registration/application number of a screenplay written by my late father to get legal rights?

My mom gave me a screenplay written by my late father and I want to get legal rights. I started to fill out the intellectual property assignment form on legalzoom, but there is a section that asks for registration number or application number and I don’t know what to put for that question.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: To find the registration or application number of the screenplay written by your late father, you can conduct a search in the United States Copyright Office's online database. If the screenplay has been registered with the Copyright Office, you should be able to find the relevant registration number there. If you cannot locate the registration number, you may also consult with an intellectual property attorney who can assist you in determining the appropriate steps to secure the legal rights to the screenplay. - James Arrasmith, Owner. The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith.

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