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.