37 CFR 212.5 - Recordation of distinctive identification of vessel designer.
(a)General. Any owner of a vessel design may record a distinctive identification with the Register of Copyrights for purposes of using such distinctive identification in a design protection notice required by 17 U.S.C. 1306. A distinctive identification of an owner may not be used in a design notice before it has first been recorded with the Register.
(b)Forms. The Copyright Office does not provide forms for the use of persons recording distinctive identifications of ownership of a vessel design. However, persons recording distinctive identifications are encouraged to use the suggested format available on the Copyright Office website (http://www.loc.gov/copyright/vessels).
(c)Recording distinctive identifications. Any distinctive identification of an owner of a vessel design may be recorded with the Register of Copyrights provided that a document containing the following is submitted:
(1) The name and address of the owner;
(2) A statement of the owner that he/she is entitled to use the distinctive identification;
(3) A statement or depiction of the identification; and
(4) The recordation fee in the amount prescribed in § 201.3(c) of this chapter.
(d) The document should be mailed to the address specified in § 201.1(b)(2) of this chapter.