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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

United States of America

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
October 5, 2012Act to Amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to Correct an Error in the Provisions Relating to Remedies for Dilution (Public Law 112-190, 126 Stat. 1436)
March 17, 2010Trademark Technical and Conforming Amendment Act of 2010 (Pub. Law No. 111-146, 124 Stat. 66, 2010)
October 13, 2008Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-403)
November 29, 1999American Inventors Protection Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501)
June 6, 1996Geographical Indications Laws and Regulations, 15 U.S.C. §§ 45, 1052 and 1125, 27 U.S.C. § 205
December 8, 1994Uruguay Round Agreements Act (Public Law 103-465, 108 Stat. 4809)
July 5, 1946U.S. Trademark Law: Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases, 37 C.F.R.2 et seq. & Federal Statues - Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 et seq. & Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. Part 1 (Consolidated of the U.S. Trademark Law as of November 2013)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
January 5, 2009Federal Alcohol Administration Act, 27 U.S.C. § 205
November 2, 200221st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act (Pub. L. 107-273, 116 Stat. 1758)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
May 22, 201237 CFR Parts 2 and 7 - Changes in Requirements for Specimens and for Affidavits or Declarations of Continued Use or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases; Final Rule
June 24, 2010U.S. Trademark Technical and Conforming Amendments
July 5, 1946U.S. Trademark Law: Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases, 37 C.F.R.2 et seq. & Federal Statues - Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 et seq. & Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. Part 1 (Consolidated of the U.S. Trademark Law as of November 2013)

IP Legal Literature

Date of TextTitle
October 27, 2009Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (Sixth Edition, Revision 1, Oct. 2009)
January 16, 2009Listing of Some United States Code Sections Protecting Specific Names, Terms, and Marks (16 Jan 2009)

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