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2309.12 (C) (6) Space 8: Completeness of Document

2309.12 (C) (6) Space 8: Completeness of Document


As discussed in Section 2309.9, a transfer or other document pertaining to copyright may be recorded, provided that the document is complete by its own terms. If the document appears to be incomplete, the recordation specialist may communicate with the remitter, which may delay the examination of the document.


For example, the specialist may communicate with the remitter if the document appears to be an exhibit, schedule, appendix, addendum, or other attachment to another document. However, if the remitter checks the box in space 8 of Form DCS marked “All attachments referenced in this document are included,” the specialist will record the document without communicating with the remitter. For information concerning this procedure, see Section 2309.9 (B) above.


Likewise, if the document indicates that an exhibit, schedule, appendix, addendum, or other attachment has been made a part of the document or is attached thereto, the specialist may communicate with the remitter if the document is submitted without the attachments. However, the specialist will record the document without communicating if the remitter checks the box in space 8 of Form DCS attesting to the following statement: “One or more attachments referenced in this document is missing but (A) the attachment is completely unavailable for recordation; (B) the attachment is not essential to the identification of the subject matter of the document; and (C) it would be impossible or wholly impracticable to have the parties to the document sign or initial a deletion of the reference to the attachment.” For information concerning this procedure, see Section 2309.9 (A) above.