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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

United States of America

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
 Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-403, 122 Stat. 4256)
 Anticounterfeiting Consumer Protection Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-153, 110 Stat. 1386)
 U.S. Patent Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (Consolidated Patent Laws as of May 2014)
 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Public Law 105-304, 112 Stat.2860)
 Intellectual Property Protection and Courts Amendments Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-482, 118 Stat. 3912)
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)
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)
December 8, 1993To Implement the North American Free Trade Agreement (Public Law No. 103-182, 107 Stat. 2057)
November 19, 1988To Authorize Appropriations for the Patent and Trademark Office in the Department of Commerce, and for other Purposes (Public Law 100-703, 102 Stat. 4674)
November 16, 1988Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988, Title I & Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1988, Title II (Public Law 100-667, 102 Stat. 3935)
November 6, 1986To Authorize Appropriations for the Patent and Trademark Office in the Department of Commerce, and for other Purposes (Public Law 99-607, 100 Stat. 3470)
August 27, 1982To Authorize Appropriations to the Patent and Trademark Office in the Department of Commerce, and for other purposes (Public Law 97-247, 96 Stat. 317)
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 (Public Law 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
March 25, 200337 CFR Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 102, 104, and 150 - Correspondence with the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Final Rule; Nomenclature Change
November 1, 199637 CFR Parts 1, 5 and 10 - Communications with the Patent and Trademark Office; Final Rule
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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