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1317 Certificate of Correction for a Completed Registration

1317 Certificate of Correction for a Completed Registration


If the U.S. Copyright Office makes a clerical or typographical error in preparing the certificate of registration for a vessel design, the owner of the vessel design should contact the Public Information Office in writing using the form posted on the Office’s website. If appropriate, the Office will correct the error and will issue a new certificate to the correspondent named in the certificate.


If the applicant made a clerical or typographical error in the application for registration, the owner of the registered design or its duly authorized agent may submit an application for a certificate of correction using Form DC together with the appropriate filing fee. See 37 C.F.R. § 212.8 (A) (3), (C). The current filing fee for a certificate of correction is listed on the Office’s fee schedule under the heading “Correction of a design registration: Form DC.” For information concerning the methods for paying this fee, see Chapter 1400, Sections 1412.4 and 1412.5.


The Office will issue a certificate of correction only in cases in which the applicant made clerical or typographical errors. The Office has no authority and no procedure for allowing vessel design owners to supplement the deposit material for a registration for a vessel design, to amplify the facts or information set forth in the registration, or to correct material mistakes in the registration. See 17 U.S.C. § 1319. To correct substantive, material factual errors or omissions in the registration or to correct, supplement, or amplify the deposit material, the owner of the design must submit a new application using Form D-VH.