2017 US Code
Title 17 - Copyrights
Chapter 13 - Protection of Original Designs
Sec. 1311 - Benefit of earlier filing date in foreign country

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Citation 17 U.S.C. § 1311 (2017)
Section Name §1311. Benefit of earlier filing date in foreign country
Section Text

An application for registration of a design filed in the United States by any person who has, or whose legal representative or predecessor or successor in title has, previously filed an application for registration of the same design in a foreign country which extends to designs of owners who are citizens of the United States, or to applications filed under this chapter, similar protection to that provided under this chapter shall have that same effect as if filed in the United States on the date on which the application was first filed in such foreign country, if the application in the United States is filed within 6 months after the earliest date on which any such foreign application was filed.

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(Added Pub. L. 105–304, title V, §502, Oct. 28, 1998, 112 Stat. 2910.)

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
Sec. 1311 - Benefit of earlier filing date in foreign country
Contains section 1311
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 112 Stat. 2910
Public Law References Public Law 105-304
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