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).