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Listing of Some United States Code Sections Protecting Specific Names, Terms, and Marks (16 Jan 2009)

Year of current version:2009
Date of Text (Published):January 16, 2009
Type of Text:IP Legal Literature
Subject Matter:Domain Names, Geographical Indications, Trade Names, Trademarks
Notes:
This is a partial listing of some of the names, terms, initials, and marks which are protected under the United States Code (and Code of Federal Regulations). Almost all of these sections protect symbols, emblems, seals, insignia, and badges, as well as the referenced name. Many sections also protect other names and initials. Some sections protect characters in addition to names. See the sections for specific information. For further information on other sections, see the Index to the United States Code, and the Index to the Code of Federal Regulations, especially under the terms “decorations, medals and badges,” “coats of arms,” “character,” “insignia,” “names,” “seals” and “symbols.” Other sections also exist which are not indexed under these terms.
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WIPO Lex No.:US187

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