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621.9 (G) Discrepancies Between the Limitation of Claim Fields and the Deposit Copy(ies)

 

621.9 (G) Discrepancies Between the Limitation of Claim Fields and the Deposit Copy(ies)

 

If the applicant completes the Material Excluded field or space 6 (B), but the deposit copy(ies) do not appear to contain any unclaimable material, the registration specialist may annotate the record to clarify the content of the deposit copy(ies).

 

Example:

 

• A paper application is submitted for an unpublished work consisting solely of words. In space 6 (B) the applicant explains that the author “added words.” In space 6 (A) the applicant disclaims “previously published music.” The registration specialist may register the work with an annotation, such as: “Regarding limitation of claim: Copy only contains words.”

 

If the applicant completes the New Material Included field or space 6 (A), but the authorship described in that portion of the application does not appear in the deposit copy(ies), the specialist may register the claim with an annotation identifying the copyrightable material that appears in the deposit.

 

Example:

 

• Walter Bridge submits an online application to register one of his photographs. In the New Material Included and Material Excluded fields he checks the boxes marked “2-D Artwork,” “Photograph,” “Jewelry design,” “Architectural work,” “Sculpture,” “Technical Drawing,” and “Map.” The registration specialist may register the claim with an annotation, such as: “Regarding limitation of claim: Deposit contains only one photograph.”