Commercial Establishment Law and Legal Definition

According to 37 CFR 258.2 [Title 37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights; Chapter II Copyright Office, Library Of Congress; Subchapter B Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Rules and Procedures; Part 258 Adjustment of Royalty Fee for Secondary Transmissions by Satellite Carriers], commercial establishment means an establishment used for commercial purposes, such as bars, restaurants, private offices, fitness clubs, oil rigs, retail stores, banks and financial institutions, supermarkets, auto and boat dealerships, and other establishments with common business areas; provided that the term "commercial establishment" shall not include a multi-unit permanent or temporary dwelling where private home viewing occurs, such as hotels, dormitories, hospitals, apartments, condominiums and prisons, all of which shall be subject to the rates applicable to private home viewing.