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1205.2 Claim Received More Than Two Years After the Date of First Commercial Exploitation

1205.2 Claim Received More Than Two Years After the Date of First Commercial Exploitation


As discussed in Section 1204.5 (A), protection of a mask work is lost if a claim is not registered within two years of the date of first commercial exploitation of the mask work. Thus, the Office will refuse any claims received more than two years after the date of first exploitation. The Office will deem a claim timely received if the Office receives an acceptable completed application, deposit, and filing fee within the two-year period.