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28 U.S.C Chapter 91-United States Court of Federal Claims

TITLE 28—JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE (c) CLARIFICATION OF JURISDICTION IN CERTAIN CASES.—The court to which a civil action is re¬moved under this section is not precluded from hearing and determining any claim in the civil action because the state court from which the civil action is removed did not have jurisdiction over that claim. (d) […]

Act to Amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to Correct an Error in the Provisions Relating to Remedies for Dilution (2012)

Public Law 112-190 112th Congress An Act To amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to correct an error in the provisions relating to remedies for dilution. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. REMEDIES FOR DILUTION. (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 43(c)(6) of […]

An Act to Correct and Improve Certain Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and Title 35, United States Code (2013)

One Hundred Twelfth Congress of the United States of America AT THE SECOND SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the third day of January, two thousand and twelve An Act To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code. Be it enacted by […]

An Act to Implement the Provisions of the Hague Agreement and the Patent Law Treaty (2012)

One Hundred Twelfth Congress of the United States of America AT THE SECOND SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the third day of January, two thousand and twelve An Act To implement the provisions of the Hague Agreement and the Patent Law Treaty. Be it enacted by the Senate and […]

COPYRIGHT CLEANUP, CLARIFICATION, AND CORRECTIONS ACT OF 2010 

PUBLIC LAW 111-295—DEC. 9, 2010 An Act To clarify, improve, and correct the laws relating to copyrights, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ”Copyright Cleanup, Clarification, and Corrections […]

Geographical Indications Laws and Regulations (1996)

TITLE 15—COMMERCE AND TRADE CHAPTER 2—FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION; PROMOTION OF EXPORT TRADE AND PREVENTION OF UNFAIR METHODS OF COMPETITION SUBCHAPTER I—FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 15 U.S.C. § 45. Unfair methods of competition unlawful; prevention by Commission (a) Declaration of unlawfulness; power to prohibit unfair practices; inapplicability to foreign trade (1) Unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce, […]

Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) 2011

One Hundred Twelfth Congress of the United States of America AT THE FIRST SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday, the fifth day of January, two thousand and eleven An Act To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives […]

PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION ACT (2005)

(7 U.S.C. 2321-2331, 2351-2357, 2371-2372, 2401-2404, 2421-2427, 2441-2443, 2461-2463; 2481-2486, 2501¬2504, 2531-2532, 2541-2545, 2561-2570, 2581-2583) To encourage the development of novel varieties of sexually reproduced plants and to make them available to the public, providing protection available to those who breed, develop, or discover them, and thereby promoting progress in agriculture in the public interest. […]

Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008

PUBLIC LAW 110-403—OCT. 13, 2008 PRIORITIZING RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATION FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ACT OF 2008 An Act To enhance remedies for violations of intellectual property laws, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Oct. 13, 2008 [S. 3325] Prioritizing […]

Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984, 17 U.S.C. §§ 901-914

UNITED STATES CODE TITLE 17 – COPYRIGHT CHAPTER 9—PROTECTION OF SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PRODUCTS 17 U.S.C. 901 Definitions (a) As used in this chapter – (1) a “semiconductor chip product” is the final or intermediate form of any product – (A) having two or more layers of metallic, insulating, or semiconductor material, deposited or otherwise placed […]

TRADEMARK TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENT ACT OF 2010

124 STAT. 66 PUBLIC LAW 111-146—MAR. 17, 2010 Public Law 111-146 111th Congress An Act To make certain technical and conforming amendments to the Lanham Act. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States ofAmerica in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the […]

U. S. Trademark Law, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 et seq. (as amended in 2013)

Trademark Act of 1946, as Amended PUBLIC LAW 79-489, CHAPTER 540, APPROVED JULY 5, 1946; 60 STAT. 427 The headings used for sections and subsections or paragraphs in the following reprint of the Act are not part of the Act but have been added for convenience in using this reprint. Prior trademark statutes may be […]

U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 (2009)

The Constitutional Provision Respecting Copyright The Congress shall have Power… To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries. United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8 Preface This volume contains the text of title 17 of the […]

U.S. Patent Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (2013)

Appendix L Consolidated Patent Laws United States Code Title 35 – Patents [Editor Note: Updated January 2013. Incorporates the changes made by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), Public Law112-29, 125 Stat. 284 (Sept. 16, 2011) and the Technical Corrections to the AIA, Public Law 112-274 (Jan. 14, 2013). Where either the current statute or […]

U.S. Trademark Law, Rules of Practice, 37 C.F.R. 2 et seq. & Federal Statues, 15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq. and 35. U.S.C. 1 (2012)

RULES OF PRACTICE & FEDERAL STATUTES TABLE OF CONTENTS 37 C.F.R. PART 2-RULES OF PRACTICE IN TRADEMARK CASES RULES APPLICABLE TO TRADEMARK CASES § 2.1 [Reserved] § 2.2 Definitions. § 2.6 Trademark fees. § 2.7 Fastener Recordal Fees. REPRESENTATION BY ATTORNEYS OR OTHER AUTHORIZED PERSONS § 2.11 Applicants may be represented by an attorney. § […]

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    The amending Regulation also revises the fees payable to the Office, including an overall reduction in their amounts, particularly in the case of trade mark renewal fees. On 23.3. 2016, the Office’s online application forms and fee calculator will be automatically updated to reflect the new system.
    From its base in Alicante, Spain, OHIM has processed more than 1.3 million Community trade mark applications in 23 EU languages, from nearly every country and region in the world, since 1996.

    The Amending Regulation was published on 24 December 2015 and is part of the EU trade mark reform legislative package that also includes the replacement of the existing EU Trade Mark Directive (Directive 2008/95/EC of the European Parliament and the Council).

    OHIM is the EU’s largest decentralised agency. It is entirely self-financed, receiving no funding from the EU Budget. As well as managing the Community trade mark and the registered Community design (RCD), it works in collaboration with the EU national and regional IP offices to build a stronger IP system across the EU for the benefit of users.

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