Copyright Compendium

Search
Filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Chapter 100
Chapter 200
Chapter 300
Chapter 400
Chapter 500
Chapter 600
Chapter 700
Chapter 800
Chapter 900
Chapter 1000
Chapter 1100
Chapter 1200
Chapter 1300
Chapter 1400
Chapter 1500
Chapter 1600
Chapter 1700
Chapter 1800
Chapter 1900
Chapter 2000
Chapter 2100
Chapter 2200
Chapter 2300
Chapter 2400

1301 What This Chapter Covers

Vessel Designs

1301 What This Chapter Covers


This Chapter provides information on the U.S. Copyright Office’s practices and procedures for examining and registering claims to vessel designs and for recording documents related to them. Vessel designs are protected pursuant to the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act of 1998 (“VHDPA”), as amended by the Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008, and codified as Chapter 13 of the Copyright Act.