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Statement for an Individual.
a citizen (or subject as the case may be) of the
residing at and doing business at No.
Street, in said city, have adopted for my use a trade-mark of which the following is a description :
My trade-mark consists of
and the particular description of goods comprised in said class upon which I use said trade-mark is
The trade-mark is displayed on the package containing the goods, by placing thereon a printed label on which the same is shown (or state other modes of application to the goods).
(Signature)... Declaration for an Individual.
being duly sworn, deposes and says that he is the applicant named in the foregoing statement; that he believes the foregoing statement is true; that he believes himself to be the owner of the trade-mark sought to be registered; that no other person, firm, corporation, or association, to the best of his knowledge and belief, has the right to use said trade-mark, either in the identical form or in any such 'near resemblance thereto as might be calculated to deceive; that said trade-mark is used by him in commerce among the several States of the United States and (or) between the United States and foreign nations or Indian tribes, or both as the case may be; and that the description and specimens (or facsimiles) presented truly represent the trade-mark sought to be registered.
(Signature).. Subscribed and sworn to before me, a
this day of
(Official Character.) Statement for a Firm. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN : Be it known that we,
a firm domiciled in county of
and doing business at Vo.
citizens (or subjects, as the case may be) of
have adopted for our use a trade-mark, of which the following is a description:
Our trade-mark consists of
, and the particular description of goods comprised in said class upon which said trade-mark is used is
The trade-mark is displayed on the packages containing the goods, by placing thereon a printed label on which the same is shown (or state other modes of application to the goods).
A member of the firm.
PRINTS AND LABELS.
By an Act of Congress, approved June 18, 1874 (18 Statutes at Large, p. 78), provision is made for the registry of prints and labels in the Patent Office. For this purpose these terms are construed as synonymous, and are defined as any device, picture, word or words, figure or figures (not a trade-mark), impressed or stamped directly upon the articles of manufacture, or upon a slip or piece of paper or other material, to be attached in any manner to manufactured articles, or to bottles, boxes, or packages containing them, to indicate the contents of the package, the name of the manufacturer, or the place of manufacture, the quality of goods, directions for use, etc.
It has been held that the application for registry must be made before the print or label is actually used; but no examination of its novelty need be made.
The application must be accompanied by ten copies of the print or label, and the registry fee of six dollars must be paid at the time of filing.
Form of Application for Registration of Prints and Labels.
and a citizen of the United States (or resident therein, as the case may be), hereby furnishes ten copies of a label (or print) to be used for
of which he is the sole proprietor. The title of said label (or print) is
and the said label (or print) consists of the words and figures as follows, to wit:
And he hereby requests that the said label (or print) be registered in the Patent Office, in accordance with the Act of Congress to that effect, approved June 18, 1874.
A. B., Proprietor. The certificate of registration will continue in force for twenty-eight years.
The benefits of this act were originally confined to citizens or residents of the United States; but have been extended by treaties to British, German, Italian, and Belgian subjects.
THE LAW OF COPYRIGHT.
SECTION 1. That any person entitled thereto, upon complying with the provisions of this Act, shall have the exclusive right:
(a) To print, reprint, publish, copy, and vend the copyrighted work;
b) To translate the copyrighted work into other languages or dialects, or make any other version thereof, if it be a literary work; to dramatize it if it be a nondramatic work; to convert it into a novel or other nondramatic work if it be a drama; to arrange or adapt it if it be a musical work; to complete, execute, and finish it if it be a model or design for a work of art;
To deliver or authorize the delivery of the copyrighted work in public for profit if it be a lecture, sermon, address, or similar production;
(d) To perform or represent the copyrighted work publicly if it be a drama or, if it be a dramatic work and not reproduced in copies for sale, to vend any manuscript or any record whatsoever thereof; to make or to procure the making of any transcription or record thereof by or from which, in whole or in part, it may in any manner or by any method be exhibited, performed, represented, produced, or reproduced; and to exhibit, perform, represent, produce, or reproduce it in any manner or by any method whatsoever;
To perform the copyrighted work publicly for profit if it be a muscal composition and for the purpose of public performance for profit; and for the purposes set forth in subsection (a) hereof, to make any arrangement or setting of it or of the melody of it in any system of notation or any form of record in which the thought of an author may be recorded and from which it may be read or reproduced: Provided, That the provisions of this Act, so far as they secure copyright controlling the parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically the musical work, shall include only compositions published and copyrighted after this Act goes into effect, and shall not include the works of a foreign author or composer unless the foreign state or nation of which such author or composer is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, convention, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United States similar rights: And provided further, and as a condition of extending the copyright control to such mechanical reproductions, That whenever the owner of a musical copyright has used or permitted or knowingly acquiesced in the use of the copyrighted work upon the parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically the musical work, any other person may make similar use of the copyrighted work upon the payment to the copyright proprietor of a royalty of two cents on each such part manufactured, to be paid by the manufacturer thereof; and the copyright proprietor may require, and if so the manufacturer shall furnish, a report under oath on the twentieth day of each month on the number of parts of instruments manufactured during the previous month serving to reproduce mechanically said musical work, and royalties shall be due on the parts manufactured during any month upon the twentieth of the next succeeding month. The payment of the royalty provided for by this section shall free the articles or devices for which such royalty has been paid from further contribution to the copy. right except in case of public performance for profit: And provided further, That it shall be the duty of the copyright owner, if he uses the musical composition himself for the manufacture of parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically the musical work, or licenses others to do so, to file notice thereof, accompanied by a recording fee, in the copyright office, and any failure to file such notice shall be a complete defense to any suit, action, or proceeding for any infringement of such copvright.
In case of the failure of such manufacturer to pay to the copyright proprietor within thirty days after demand in writing the full sum of royalties due at said rate at the date of such demand the court may award taxable costs to the plaintiff and a reasonable counsel fee, and the court may, in its discretion, enter judgment therein for any sum in addition over the amount found to be due as royalty in accordance with the terms of this Act, not exceeding three times such amount.
The reproduction or rendition of a musical composition by or upon coin-operated machines shall not be deemed a public performance for profit unless a fee is charged for admission to the place where such renroduction or rendition occurs.
That nothing in this Act shall be construed to annul or limit the right of the author or proprietor of an unpublished work, at common law or in equity, to prevent the copying, publication, or use of such unpublished work without his con. sent, and to obtain damages therefor.
Sec. 3. That the copyright provided by this Act shall protect all the copyrightable component parts of the work copyrighted, and all matter therein in which copyright is already subsisting, but without extending the duration or scope of such copyright. The copyright upon composite works or periodicals shall give to the proprietor thereof all the rights in resnect thereto which he would have if each part were individually convrighted under this Act. SEC. A.
That the works for which copyright may be secured under this Act shall include all the writings of an author. Sec. 5.
That the application for registration shall specify to which of the follow. ing classes the work in which copyright is claimed belongs:
(a) Books, including composite and cyclopædic works, directories, gazetteers, and other compilations;
(b) Periodicals, including newspapers;
Provided, nevertheless, That the above specifications shall not be held to limit the subject-matter of copyright as defined in section four of this Act, nor shall any error in classification invalidate or impair the copyright protection secured under this Act.
Sec. 6. That compilations or abridgements, adaptations, arrangements, dramatiza. tions, translations, or other versions of works in the public domain, or of copyrighted works when produced with the consent of the proprietor of the copyright in such work, or works republished with new matter, shall be regarded as new works subject to copyright under the provisions of this Act; but the publication of any such new works shall not affect the force or validity of any subsisting copyright upon the matter employed or any part thereof, or be construed to imply an exclusive right to such use of the original works, or to secure or extend copyright in such original works.
That no copyright shall subsist in the original text of any work which is in the public domain, or in any work which was published in this country or any foreign country prior to the going into effect of this Act and has not been already copyrighted in the United States, or in any publication of the United States Govern. ment, or any reprint, in whole or in part, thereof: Provided, however, that the publication or republication by the Government, either separately or in a public document, of any material in which copyright is subsisting shall not be taken to cause any abridgement or annulment of the copyright or to authorize any use or appropriation of such copyright material without the consent of the copyright proprietor.
Sec. 8. That the author or proprietor of any work made the subject of copyright by this Act, or his executors, administrators, or assigns, shall have copyright for such work under the conditions and for the terms specified in this Act: Prozided, hower cr, That the copyright secured by this Act shall extend to the work of an author or proprietor who is a citizen or subject of a foreign state or nation, only:
(a) When an alien author or proprietor shall be domiciled within the United States at the time of the first publication of his work; or
(b) When the foreign state or nation of which such author or proprietor is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, convention, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United States the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as to its own citizens, or copyright protection substantially equal to the protection secured to such foreign author under this Act or by treaty; or when such foreign state or nation is a party to an international agreement which provides for reciprocity in the granting of copyright, by the terms of which agreement the United States may, at its pleasure, become a party thereto.
The existence of the reciprocal conditions aforesaid shall be determined by the President of the United States, by proclamation made from time to time, as the purposes of this Act may require. SEC. 9.
That any person entitled thereto by this Act may secure copyright for his work by publication thereof with the notice of copyright required by this Act; ind such notice shall be affixed to each copy thereof published or offered for sale in the United States by authority of the copyright proprietor, except in the case of books seeking ad interim protection under section twenty-one of this Act. Sec. 10.
That such person may obtain registration of his claim to copyright by complying with the provisions of this Act, including the deposit of copies, and upon such compliance the register of copyrights shall issue to him the certificate provided for in section fifty-five of this Act. Sec. II.
That copyright may also be had of the works of an author of which copies are not reproduced for sale, by the deposit, with claim of copyright, of one complete copy of such work if it be a lecture or similar production or a dramatic or musical composition; of a photographic print if the work be a photograph; or of a photograph or other identifying reproduction thereof if it be a work of art or a plastic work or drawing. But the privilege of registration of copyright secured hereunder shall not exempt the copyright proprietor from the deposit of copies under sections twelve and thirteen of this Act where the work is later reproduced in copies for sale.
Sec. 12. That after copyright has been secured hv publication of the work with the notice of copyright as provided in section nine of this Act, there shall be promptly deposited in the copvright office ns in the mail addressed to the register of conv. rights, Washington, District of Columbia, two complete copies of the best edition thereof then published, which conies. if the work he a book or periodical. shall have been produced in accordance with the manufacturing provisions specified in section fifteen of this Act; or if such work be a contribution to a periodical, for which con. tribution special registration is requested, one copy of the issue or issues containing
such contribution; or if the work is not reproduced in copies for sale, there shall be deposited the copy, print, photograph, or other indentifying reproduction provided by section eleven of this Act, such copies or copy, print, photograph, or other reproduction to be accompanied in each case by a claim of copyright. No action or proceeding shall be maintained for infringement of copyright in any work until the provisions of this Act with respect to the deposit of copies and registration of such work shall have been complied with. Sec. 13
That should the copies called for by section twelve of this Act not be promptly deposited as herein provided, the register of copyrights may at any time after the publication of the work, upon actual notice, require the proprietor of the copyright to deposit them, and after the said demand shall have been made, in default of the deposit of copies of the work within three months from any part of the United States, except an outlying territorial possession of the United States, or within six months from any outlying territorial possession of the United States, or from any foreign country, the proprietor of the copyright shall be liable to a fine of one hun. dred dollars and to pay to the Library of Congress twice the amount of the retail price of the best edition of the work, and the copyright shall become void. SEC. 14.
That the postmaster to whom are delivered the articles deposited as provided in sections eleven and twelve of this Act shall, if requested, give a receipt therefor and shall mail them to their destination without cost to the copyright claimant. Sec. 15.
That of the printed book or periodical specified in section five, subsections (a) and (b) of his Act, except the original text of a book of foreign origin in a language or languages other than English, the text of all copies accorded protection under this Act, except as below provided, shall be printed from type set within the limits of the United States, either by hand or by the aid of any kind of typesetting machine, or from plates made within the limits of the United States from type set therein, or, if the text be produced by lithographic process, or photo-engraving process, then by a process wholly performed within the limits of the United States, and the printing of the text and binding of the said book shall be performed within the limits of the United States; which requirements shall extend also to the illustrations within a book consisting of printed text and illustrations produced by lithographic process, or photo-engraving process, and also to separate lithographs or photoengravings, except where in either case the subjects represented are located in a foreign country and illustrate a scientific work or reproduce a work of art; but they shall not apply to works in raised characters for the use of the blind. or to books of foreign origin in a language or languages other than English, or to books published abroad in the English language seeking ad interim protection under this Act.
Sec. 16. That in the case of the book the copies so deposited shall be accompanied by an affidavit, under the official seal of any officer authorized to administer oaths within the United States, duly made by the person claiming copyright or by his duly authorized agent or representative residing in the United States, or by the printer who has printed the book, setting forth that the copies deposited have been printed from type set within the limits of the United States or from plates made within the limits of the United States from type set therein; or, if the text be produced by lithographic process, or photo-engraving process, that such process, was wholly performed within the limits of the United States, and that the printing of the text and binding of the said book have also been performed within the limits of the United States. Such affidavit shall state also the place where and the establishment or establishments in which such type was set or plates were made or lithographic process, or photo-engraving process or printing and binding were performed and the date of the completion of the printing of the book or the date of publication.
That any person who, for the purpose of obtaining registration of a claim to copyright, shall knowingly make a false affidavit as to his having complied with the above conditions shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, and all of his rights and privileges under said copyright shall thereafter be forfeited.
SEC. 18. That the notice of copyright required by section nine of this Act shall consist either of the word “ Copyright” or the abbreviation “Copr.", accompanied by the name of the copyright proprietor, and if the work be a printed literary, musical, or dramatic work, the notice shall include also the year in which the copy: right was secured by publication. In the case, however, of copies of works specified in subsections (f) to (k), inclusive, of section five of this Act, the notice may con. sist of the letter C enclosed within a circle, accompanied by the initials, monogram. mark, or symbol of the convright proprietor: Provided. That on accessible portion of such conies or of the margin, back, permanent base, or pedestal, or of the substarce on which such conies shall be mounted, his name shall appear. But in the case of works in which convright is suhsisting when this Act shall go into effect, the notice of copyright may he either in one of the forms prescribed herein or in one of those prescribed by the Act of June eighteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. Sec, TO.
That the notice of copyright shall be applied, in the case of a hook or other printed puhlication, upon its title.nage or the page immediately following. or if a periodical either upon the title.naga or upon the first page of text of each separate number or under the title heading, or if a musical work either upon its title-page or the first page of music: Provided, That one notice of copyright in each volume or in each number of a newspaper or periodical published shall suffice.