Compendium of U.S. Copyright Practices, 3rd Edition

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1212.8 Space 8: Nature of Contribution

1212.8 Space 8: Nature of Contribution

Applicants must complete this space. The applicant should describe the new, original contribution to the mask work made by the claimed owner. In addition, the applicant should identify any preexisting mask work(s) that the mask work being claimed is based on or incorporates. For purposes of registration, a preexisting mask work is a previously commercially exploited or previously registered mask work.


• Entirely new mask work.

• Revised version of previous registered mask work entitled XYZ500.

• Improved layout of previously exploited Maxi Chip.

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