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310.11 Other Forms of Legal Protection

310.11 Other Forms of Legal Protection


When examining a work of authorship, the U.S. Copyright Office will focus solely on the requirements of U.S. copyright law. The fact that a work may or may not be protected by a design patent, trademark registration, or other form of legal protection is irrelevant to this determination. See Star Athletica, 137 S. Ct. at 1015; 37 C.F.R. § 202.10 (A), (B); H.R. REP. NO. 94-1476, at 54 (1976), reprinted in 1976 U.S.C.C.A.N. 5659, 5667.

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