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503.5 (A) Unclaimable Material: Previously Published Material

503.5 (A) Unclaimable Material: Previously Published Material


The following chart provides a representative example of a work that contains previously published material.


Work of Authorship

Excluded Material

New Authorship

Textbook (second edition)

Text, artwork, and photographs published in the first edition of this textbook

New text that the author created for the second edition of this textbook


In this example, the applicant may register the new text that the author contributed to the second edition of this textbook. The applicant should exclude the text, artwork, and other material that was published in the first edition of this work using the procedure described in Chapter 600, Section 621.8.

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