Intellectual Property Law
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A copyright registration is effective on the date the Copyright Office receives all the required elements in acceptable form,regardless of how long it then takes to process the application and mail the certificate of registration. That means that regardless when the application is processed and you receive confirmation, etc... that it was registered, it will relate back to the date that you filed it and the office received it, not when it finally processed it.
Furthermore, your creative works are automatically copyrighted in the US once you create them. Registration gives further remedies (such as being able to sue for damages, attorneys fees and costs, etc...) and the fact that you submitted it for registration means that you can still sue for those items if it's infringed upon.
So yes, you can submit feeling secure that you will be protected by copyright law.
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