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1110.7 (A) Type of Group

1110.7 (A) Type of Group


To register a group of contributions to periodicals with the online application, the applicant should begin by clicking the phrase “Register Certain Groups of Published Works,” which appears on the home page of the electronic registration system.


Next the applicant should select the type of group being registered from the options listed in the drop down menu marked Type of Group.


For contributions to periodicals, the applicant should select the option that best describes the authorship that appears in the majority of the contributions.


• Contributions to Periodicals TX: The applicant should select this option if the contributions primarily contain nondramatic text, such as articles, news stories, columns, features, reviews, editorials, essays, fiction, verse, quizzes, puzzles, advertising copy, or the like.


• Contributions to Periodicals VA: The applicant should select this option if the contributions primarily contain pictorial or graphic material, such as photographs, drawings, illustrations, cartoons, comic strips, prints, paintings, art reproductions, charts, diagrams, maps, pictorial advertisements, or the like.


If the contributions contain multiple types of authorship the applicant should select the option that best describes the predominant form of authorship in the contributions. For example, if most of the contributions contain nondramatic text combined with a few photographs, the applicant should select Contributions to Periodicals TX. If most of the contributions contain illustrations with a small amount of nondramatic text, the applicant should select Contributions to Periodicals VA. If the types of authorship are roughly equal, the applicant may choose the option that would be appropriate for the majority of the contributions. See 37 C.F.R. § 202.4 (G) (6).


Once a selection has been made, the system will generate a brief statement that describes the eligibility requirements for this group registration option. If these requirements have been met, the applicant should check the box that appears next to the following statement: “I agree that I have read, understood, and meet all eligibility requirements described above for filing the selected Group Registration.”