Compendium of U.S. Copyright Practices, 3rd Edition

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1313.1 Views and Use of Perspective

1313.1 Views and Use of Perspective

The drawings or photographs should contain a sufficient number of views to make an adequate disclosure of the appearance of the design, i.e., front, rear, right and left sides, top, and bottom. The applicant may submit up to six different views or depictions of the design.

While not required, the U.S. Copyright Office suggests that applicants submit perspective views to show clearly the appearance and shape of the three-dimensional designs. See 37 C.F.R. § 212.3 (E) (2); 17 U.S.C. § 1310 (G) (“The application for registration shall be accompanied by two copies of … [a] pictorial representation of the useful article embodying the design, having one or more views, adequate to show the design … .”).

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