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621.9 (E) (2) Claim in Copyrightable Authorship and Uncopyrightable Material

621.9 (E) (2) Claim in Copyrightable Authorship and Uncopyrightable Material


If the New Material Included field or space 6 (B) of the application asserts a claim in copyrightable material and material that is uncopyrightable under the Copyright Act, Section 202.1 of the regulations, or this Compendium, the registration specialist may communicate with the applicant. In the alternative, the specialist may register the claim with an annotation indicating that the registration does not cover the uncopyrightable material. The annotation is intended to put the applicant, the claimant, the courts, and the general public on notice concerning the extent of the claim to copyright.


Example:


• An application is submitted for a new version of a banner advertisement. The applicant states “artwork, slogan, typeface” in the New Material Included field. If the work contains a sufficient amount of pictorial or graphic authorship to support a claim in artwork, the registration specialist may register the claim with an annotation, such as: “Regarding new material included: Slogan, typeface, typographic ornamentation not copyrightable. 37 CFR 202.1.”

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