1509.3 (B) (2) Actual Copy(ies) Permitted in Some Exceptional Cases
When registering the following types of works the applicant may submit one complete copy in lieu of identifying material:
• Published three-dimensional cartographic representations, such as globes and relief models. 37 C.F.R. § 202.20 (C) (2) (I) (A).
• Three-dimensional sculptural works fixed or published solely in the form of jewelry cast in base metal that does not exceed four inches in any dimension. 37 C.F.R. § 202.20 (C) (2) (I) (G), (C) (2)(xi) (B) (5).
• Games that include multiple three-dimensional parts that are packaged and published in a box or similar container with flat sides and with dimensions of no more than twelve by twenty-four by six inches. 37 C.F.R. § 202.20 (C) (2) (I) (G), (C) (2)(xi) (B) (3); see also Part 202–Registration of Claims to Copyright, Deposit Requirements, 43 Fed. Reg. 41,975, 41,976 (Sept. 19, 1978).
• Three-dimensional visual arts works fixed or published in or on a useful article that comprises one of the elements of the unit of publication for an educational or instructional kit that also includes a literary work, an audiovisual work, a sound recording, or any combination of such works. 37 C.F.R. § 202.20 (C) (2) (I) (G), (C) (2)(xi) (B) (2).
NOTE: For all other three-dimensional works, the applicant must submit identifying material instead of submitting an actual copy of the work. For information concerning the requirements for identifying material, see Section 1509.3 (C).