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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)
 U.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 and Regulation as of November 2013)
 Uruguay Round Agreements Act (Public Law 103-465, 108 Stat. 4809)
 Anticounterfeiting Consumer Protection Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-153, 110 Stat. 1386)
 To Implement the North American Free Trade Agreement (Public Law No. 103-182, 107 Stat. 2057)
 To Authorize Appropriations for the Patent and Trademark Office in the Department of Commerce, and for other Purposes (Public Law 100-703, 102 Stat. 4674)
 To Authorize Appropriations for the Patent and Trademark Office in the Department of Commerce, and for other Purposes (Public Law 99-607, 100 Stat. 3470)
 Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988, Title I & Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1988, Title II (Public Law 100-667, 102 Stat. 3935)
 Federal Trademark Dilution Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–98, 109 Stat. 985)
 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)
 Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-312, 120 Stat. 1730)
 Trademark Amendments Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-43, 113 Stat.218)
 Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act (Public Law 105-330, 112 Stat. 3064)
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
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)
October 21, 1980Stevenson – Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, as amended through America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358, 124 Stat. 3982), 2011

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
 Title 15 - Commerce and Trade, 2000 Edition, Supplement 1 (Effective as of January 22, 2002)
 Telecommunication Act of 1996 (Public Law 104, 110 Stat. 56)
 Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107, 116 Stat. 2135)
 U.S. Code: Title 47 - Telecommunications (Revised as of October, 2010)
 Communications Act of 1934, (as amended through Public Law 112–96, enacted February 22, 2012), Title 47 U.S.C., Section 151 et. seq
 Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Customs Duties (Revised as of April 1, 2012)
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
 U.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 and Regulation as of November 2013)
August 3, 201237 CFR Part 6 - International Trademark Classification Changes, Final Rule
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

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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