17 U.S. Code § 1332 - No retroactive effect

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Protection under this chapter shall not be available for any design that has been made public under section 1310 (b) before the effective date of this chapter.


(Added Pub. L. 105–304, title V, § 502,Oct. 28, 1998, 112 Stat. 2916.)
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The effective date of this chapter, referred to in text, is Oct. 28, 1998. See Effective Date note set out under section 1301 of this title.

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