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Issue 211 - December 22, 2003  


The Copyright Office is adopting a new official seal effective January 1, 2004. The seal is used to authenticate copyright registrations, certifications of documents, and all other official documents. The new seal replaces one that has been in use since January 1, 1978, although this seal will continue to serve as an identifying mark of the Copyright Office.

The new Copyright Office seal is circular and consists of a capital letter C in a circle with a stylized representation of an eagle and shield perched on the lower limb of the C. The eagle and the C are depicted on a field of horizontal bands enclosed by the circle. This group is encircled by the words "Seal of the United States Copyright Office" and the date 1870 set in the Zealand Bold type font.

For further information and to view the new seal, click here.


Dec. 22: Due date for reply comments on webcasting notice and recordkeeping for past performances - 68 FR 58054 (html) (pdf)
Dec. 29: Effective date of new courier delivery procedures - 68 FR 70039 (html) (pdf)
Jan. 1: Effective date of new official Copyright Office seal - 68 FR 71171 (html) (pdf)
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