1212.5 (C) Acquisition of Rights by Transfer (Box “b”)
Box “b” should be checked if ownership was obtained by a written transfer. To be effective, a transfer of a mask work must be by a written instrument that has been signed by the owner or the owner’s authorized agent. 17 U.S.C. § 903 (B). The U.S. Copyright Office does not require the applicant to deposit the document of transfer, although the applicant may record the document with the Office. For more information on recordation, see Chapter 2300, Section 2309.