1312.6 Space 6: Date Made Public
As discussed in Section 1303.3, a vessel design is “made public” under one of the
• It was publicly exhibited anywhere;
• It was publicly distributed; or
• It was offered for sale or sold to the public under the owner’s authorization.
17 U.S.C. § 1310 (B). If the design was made public prior to submission of the application, the applicant should check “yes” to the Made Public question, and provide the month, day, and year of public exhibition or distribution.
If the design was not made public prior to registration, the applicant should leave space 6 blank.