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U. S. Trademark Law: Trademark Act; 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 et seq. & Patents Act; 35 U.S.C. Part 1 (Consolidated Trademark Law as of December 28, 2009)

Year of Version:2009
Date of Entry into Force:July 5, 1946
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Trade Names, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:Under its Constitutional authority, Congress has enacted various laws relating to trademarks. The trademark laws compilation includes Part 1 of the Patents Act which establishes the United States Patent and Trademark Office to administer the law relating to the granting of trademarks and contain various other provisions relating to trademarks.

The compilation also contains the U.S. Trademark Act, referred to as the Lanham Act: 15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq.
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U. S. Trademark Law: Trademark Act; 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 et seq. & Patents Act; 35 U.S.C. Part 1 (Consolidated Trademark Law as of December 28, 2009) U. S. Trademark Law: Trademark Act; 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 et seq. & Patents Act; 35 U.S.C. Part 1 (Consolidated Trademark Law as of December 28, 2009), Complete document (pdf) [342 KB]

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