1310.2 Benefits of Registration
After the U.S. Copyright Office issues a certificate of registration, the owner of the vessel design or the exclusive licensee of all rights in the vessel design may institute a civil action for infringement, provided the infringement occurred after the commencement of the term of protection. 17 U.S.C. § 1321 (A).
Further, a certificate of registration for a vessel design issued by the Office constitutes prima facie evidence of the facts stated in the certificate. 17 U.S.C. § 1314.