||Issue 211 - December 22, 2003
COPYRIGHT OFFICE ADOPTS NEW OFFICIAL SEAL
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
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.
||Due date for reply comments on webcasting notice and recordkeeping for past performances - 68 FR 58054 (html) (pdf)
||Effective date of new courier delivery procedures - 68 FR 70039 (html) (pdf)
||Effective date of new official Copyright Office seal - 68 FR 71171 (html) (pdf)
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