17 USC 1305
Term of protection
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§1305. Term of protection
In general. Subject to subsection (b), the protection provided under this chapter [17 USC § §1301 et seq.] for a design shall continue for a term of 10 years beginning on the date of the commencement of protection under section 1304 [17 USC 1304
Expiration. All terms of protection provided in this section shall run to the end of the calendar year in which they would otherwise expire.
Termination of rights. Upon expiration or termination of protection in a particular design under this chapter [17 USC § §1301 et seq.], all rights under this chapter [17 USC § §1301 et seq.] in the design shall terminate, regardless of the number of different articles in which the design may have been used during the term of its protection.