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1309.3 Name or Distinctive Identification of Owner


1309.3 Name or Distinctive Identification of Owner


A distinctive identification of the owner may be substituted for the actual name of the owner, provided that the distinctive identification is recorded with the U.S. Copyright Office prior to registration of the design marked with the distinctive identification. 37 C.F.R. § 212.4 (C).


To record a distinctive identification of an owner of a vessel design with the Office, the applicant must submit a document that contains the following information:


• The name and address of the owner;


• A statement of the owner that she or he is entitled to use the distinctive identification;


• A statement or description of the identification; and


• The recordation filing fee.


37 C.F.R. § 212.5. The current fee is set forth in the Office’s fee schedule under the heading “Recordation of Documents.” For information concerning the methods for paying this fee, see Chapter 1400, Sections 1412.4 and 1412.5.


The document and fee should be mailed to the following address: Library of Congress

U.S. Copyright Office – ” DOC

101 Independence Avenue SE Washington, DC 20559


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