Hull Design Registration Corrections
Effective August 14, 2006, the owner of a vessel hull design registration with the U.S. Copyright Office may request a corrected certificate of registration to correct a clerical or typographical error by submitting the new "Form DC," and the applicable fee. The Copyright Office will also issue a corrected certificate of registration to correct a clerical or typographical error made by the Office. Submission of a Form DC and a filing feeis not required to correct these errors.
The Vessel Hull Design Protection Act of 1998 offered sui generis protection for original designs of watercraft hulls and decks. 17 U.S.C. chapter 13. One of the requirements for protection of a vessel hull design is that the design be registered in the Copyright Office. See generally 17 U.S.C. 1310–1314.