2017 US Code
Title 17 - Copyrights
Chapter 13 - Protection of Original Designs
Sec. 1305 - Term of protection

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Citation 17 U.S.C. § 1305 (2017)
Section Name §1305. Term of protection
Section Text

(a) In General.—Subject to subsection (b), the protection provided under this chapter for a design shall continue for a term of 10 years beginning on the date of the commencement of protection under section 1304.

(b) Expiration.—All terms of protection provided in this section shall run to the end of the calendar year in which they would otherwise expire.

(c) Termination of Rights.—Upon expiration or termination of protection in a particular design under this chapter, all rights under this chapter in the design shall terminate, regardless of the number of different articles in which the design may have been used during the term of its protection.

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(Added Pub. L. 105–304, title V, §502, Oct. 28, 1998, 112 Stat. 2907.)

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 5, Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS
CHAPTER 13 - PROTECTION OF ORIGINAL DESIGNS
Sec. 1305 - Term of protection
Contains section 1305
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 112 Stat. 2907
Public Law References Public Law 105-304
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