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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.

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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.