1315 Publication of Registration Certificate and Effective Date of Registration

1315 Publication of Registration Certificate and Effective Date of Registration


When a claim is registered, the U.S. Copyright Office issues a certificate of registration that includes a reproduction of the drawings or other pictorial representations of the design. 17 U.S.C. § 1314.


Once a registration is made, the Office publishes a notification that the registration was made. The Office does so by posting the notification on its website.


The effective date of registration of a claim to protection in a vessel design is the date on which the Office publishes the registration. 17 U.S.C. §§ 1313 (A), 1315.

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