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1307 Exclusive Rights of Owner

1307 Exclusive Rights of Owner


During the term of protection, the vessel design owner has the exclusive rights to:


• Make, have made, or import, for sale or for use in trade, any useful article embodying that design; and


• Sell or distribute for sale or for use in trade any useful article embodying that design.


17 U.S.C. § 1308.


A vessel design owner may initiate an action for infringement of these rights provided that the U.S. Copyright Office has issued a certificate of registration for the design. 17

U.S.C. §§ 1309, 1321 (A).