(2) Vessel features.—The design of a vessel hull, deck, or combination of a hull and deck, including a plug or mold, is subject to protection under this chapter, notwithstanding section 1302(4).

(3) Exceptions.—Department of Defense rights in a registered design under this chapter, including the right to build to such registered design, shall be determined solely by operation of section 2320 of title 10 or by the instrument under which the design was developed for the United States Government.

§ 1308. Exclusive rights

The owner of a design protected under this chapter has the exclusive right to —

(1) make, have made, or import, for sale or for use in trade, any useful article embodying that design; and

(2) sell or distribute for sale or for use in trade any useful article embodying that design.

§ 1309. Infringement

(a) Acts of Infringement. — Except as provided in subsection (b), it shall be infringement of the exclusive rights in a design protected under this chapter for any person, without the consent of the owner of the design, within the United States and during the term of such protection, to —

(1) make, have made, or import, for sale or for use in trade, any infringing article as defined in subsection (e); or

(2) sell or distribute for sale or for use in trade any such infringing article.

​​(f) Establishing Originality. — The party to any action or proceeding under this chapter who alleges rights under this chapter in a design shall have the burden of establishing the design's originality whenever the opposing party introduces an earlier work which is identical to such design, or so similar as to make prima facie showing that such design was copied from such work.(g) Reproduction for Teaching or Analysis. — It is not an infringement of the exclusive rights of a design owner for a person to reproduce the design in a useful article or in any other form solely for the purpose 


I have read the COPYRIGHT LAWS WHICH HAVE BEEN SET FORTH BY THE UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT OFFICE. I respect the work of by NUTSHELL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES, L. L. C. By reading the above laws and statements I am admitting that I cannot and will not infringe on the published works, designs and creations of this company.* The above laws are provided by the United States Office of Copyrights. All violators will be punished to the fullest by the law and fined one-million-dollars in penalties for any infringements to this website. (TOS and Copyright rules revised 2016)



Copyright Infringement – All pictures, words, creations symbols and designs connected with this website and publications, are protected under the Copyright Laws from The United States Copyright Office:

§ 1301. Designs protected2

(a) Designs protected. —(1) In general. — The designer or other owner of an original design of a useful article which makes the article attractive or distinctive in appearance to the purchasing or using public may secure the protection provided by this chapter upon complying with and subject to this chapter.

of teaching, analyzing, or evaluating the appearance, concepts, or techniques embodied in the design, or the function of the useful article embodying the design.

Copyright Infringement – All pictures, words, creations symbols and designs connected with this website and publications, are protected under the Copyright Laws from The United States Copyright Office:

§ 1301. Designs protected2

(a) Designs protected. —(1) In general. — The designer or other owner of an original design of a useful article which makes the article attractive or distinctive in appearance to the purchasing or using public may secure the protection provided by this chapter upon complying with and subject to this chapter.

​​(b) Acts of Sellers and Distributors. — A seller or distributor of an infringing article who did not make or import the article shall be deemed to have infringed on a design protected under this chapter only if that person —

(1) induced or acted in collusion with a manufacturer to make, or an importer to import such article, except that merely purchasing or giving an order to purchase such article in the ordinary course of business shall not of itself constitute such inducement or collusion; or

(2) refused or failed, upon the request of the owner of the design, to make a prompt and full disclosure of that person's source of such article, and that person orders or reorders such article after receiving notice by registered or certified mail of the protection subsisting in the design.

(c) Acts without Knowledge. — It shall not be infringement under this section to make, have made, import, sell, or distribute, any article embodying a design which was created without knowledge that a design was protected under this chapter and was copied from such protected design.

(d) Acts in Ordinary Course of Business. — A person who incorporates into that person's product of manufacture an infringing article acquired from others in the ordinary course of business, or who, without knowledge of the protected design embodied in an infringing article, makes or processes the infringing article for the account of another person in the ordinary course of business, shall not be deemed to have infringed the rights in that design under this chapter except under a condition contained in paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (b). Accepting an order or reorder from the source of the infringing article shall be deemed ordering or reordering within the meaning of subsection (b)(2).

(e) Infringing Article Defined. — As used in this section, an “infringing article” is any article the design of which has been copied from a design protected under this chapter, without the consent of the owner of the protected design. An infringing article is not an illustration or picture of a protected design in an advertisement, book, periodical, newspaper, photograph, broadcast, motion picture, or similar medium. A design shall not be deemed to have been copied from a protected design if it is original and not substantially similar in appearance to a protected design.

​​​NUTSHELL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES, L. L. C. TERMS OF SERVICE (TOS) - Sharon Millicent Parrish Andrews -  Chief Executive Officer

The Products and all included content are provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.

SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.

NUTSHELL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES, L. L. C., takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or transmits using our Products.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED by the law, NUTSHELL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES, L. L. C., SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA OR REVENUES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

·         YOUR USE OF OUR PRODUCTS

·         YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS

·         UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF OUR PRODUCTS, INCLUDING UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF YOUR TRANSACTIONS, TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT

·         ACCESS OR USE OF OUR PRODUCTS BY ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY OR ILLEGAL ACTIONS

NUTSHELL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES, L. L. C. 2016


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I have read the TERMS OF SERVICE which have been set forth by NUTSHELL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES, L. L. C. By reading the TOS which have been set forth by this limited liability company, I am admitting that I cannot hold this company at fault for anything I do not agree with made by, distributed by or sold to by NUTSHELL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES, L. L. C., from a third party to NUTSHELL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES, L. L. C.   for distribution by NUTSHELL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES, L. L. C.