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)
 An Act 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)
 An Act 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)
 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)
 U.S. Patent Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (consolidated as of May 2015)
 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 Trademark Law and Regulation as of July 11, 2015)
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 (Public 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, 1982An Act to Authorize Appropriations to the Patent and Trademark Office in the Department of Commerce, and for other purposes (Public Law 97-247, 96 Stat. 317)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
 Anticounterfeiting Consumer Protection Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-153, 110 Stat. 1386)
 Telecommunication Act of 1996 (Public Law 104, 110 Stat. 56)
 Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107, 116 Stat. 2135)
 Communications Act of 1934, Title 47 U.S.C., Section 151 et. seq (as amended through Public Law 112–96, enacted February 22, 2012)
 U.S. Code, Title 26, Subtitle A, Chapter 1, Subchapter B, Part VI - Itemized Deductions for Individuals and Corporations
 U.S. Code, Title 26, Subtitle A, Chapter 1, Subchapter P - Capital Gains and Losses
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)
November 29, 1999An Act Making Consolidated Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2000, and for other Purposes (Public Law 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501)
1974U.S. Code, Title 19, Chapter 12 - Trade Act of 1974, §§ 2101 - 2497b
June 25, 1948U.S.Code, Title 18-Crimes and Criminal Procedure, §§ 1-6005
June 25, 1948U.S. Code, Title 18 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure, §§ 1 - 6005
June 25, 1948U.S. Code, Title 28 - Judiciary and Judicial Procedure, §§ 1 - 4105

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
 47 CFR - Telecommunication(Revised as of October, 2010)
 Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Customs Duties (Revised as of April 1, 2012)
 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 Trademark Law and Regulation as of July 11, 2015)
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
January 14, 2017Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (Eighth Edition, October 2011, Revised January 2017)
November 1, 2015Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (Ninth Edition, Revision 07.2015, Revised in November 2015)
January 16, 2009Listing of Some United States Code Sections Protecting Specific Names, Terms, and Marks (16 Jan 2009)