Copyright Owner [Patents] Law and Legal Definition

According to 37 CFR 261.2 [Title 37 -- Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights; Chapter II -- Copyright Office, Library of Congress; Subchapter B -- Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Rules and Procedures; Part 261 -- Rates and Terms for Eligible Nonsubscription Transmissions and the Making of Ephemeral Reproductions], the term Copyright Owner “is a sound recording copyright owner who is entitled to receive royalty payments made under this part pursuant to the statutory licenses under 17 U.S.C. 112(e) or 114.”