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I use a pseudonym, how should I fill in the form?

There is no problem registering if you use a pseudonym or pen name.

For clarity, we recommend that when you complete the ‘Copyright owner’ section of the application form you state both your real name and the pseudonym.

Completing the form

You should use one of the following formats for the section ‘Copyright owner’:

Real Name (pseudonym: 'Pseudonym')


Pseudonym (real name: Real Name)


Reg Dwight (pseudonym: 'Elton John')


Elton John (real name: Reg Dwight)

Further information

The following pages and fact sheets provide further information which you may find useful.

Copyright registration forms

Common copyright registration questions

P-04: Copyright registration