1210.1 Registration in Most Complete Form Required
Owners seeking registration of a mask work must submit the entire original mask work in its most complete form as fixed in a semiconductor chip product, with the exception of entire unpersonalized gate arrays and custom metallization layers (which may be registered separately). 37 C.F.R. § 211.4 (C) (2). The “most complete form” means the stage of the manufacturing process that is closest to completion. 37 C.F.R. § 211.4 (E).