1309 Vessel Design Notice 1309.1 Notice Is Mandatory
Notice on a vessel design is mandatory. Once a design has been made public, a “notice” of design protection must be placed on all vessels that embody the design. 17 U.S.C. § 1306 (A). The design notice must be affixed to a location on the vessel in a manner that provides “reasonable notice,” as described below in Section 1309.4, that the vessel contains a protected design. 17 U.S.C. § 1306 (B).