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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

NATIONAL LEGISLATION - USA

Trademark Laws and Regulations

Laws: Title 15, 1051 - 1127, United States Code


TITLE 15 COMMERCE AND TRADE

CHAPTER 22 TRADE-MARKS

SUBCHAPTER I - THE PRINCIPAL REGISTER

Sec.    
1051    Registration of trademarks.
1052   Trademarks registrable on principal register; concurrent registration.
1053   Service marks registrable.
1054   Collective marks and certification marks registrable.
1055   Use by related companies affecting validity and registration.
1056   Disclaimer of unregistrable matter.
1057   Certificates of registration.
1058   Duration of registration.
1059   Renewal of registration.
1060   Assignment of mark; execution; recording; purchaser without notice.
1061   Execution of acknowledgements and verifications.
1062   Publication.
1063   Opposition.
1064   Cancellation of registration.
1065   Incontestability of right to use mark under certain conditions.
1066   Interference; declaration by Commissioner.
1067   Interference, opposition, and proceedings for concurrent use registration or for cancellation.
1068   Action of Commissioner in interference, opposition, and proceedings for concurrent use registration or for cancellation.
1069   Application of equitable principles in inter-partes proceedings.
1070   Appeals to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board from decisions of examiners.
1071   Appeal to courts.
1072   Registration as constructive notice of claim ownership.


SUBCHAPTER II THE SUPPLEMENTAL REGISTER

1091   Supplemental register.
1092    Publication; not subject to opposition; cancellation.
1093   Registration certificates for marks on principal and supplemental registers to be different.
1094   Provisions of chapter applicable to registrations on supplemental register.
1095   Registration on principal register not precluded.
1096   Registration on supplemental register not used to stop importations.


SUBCHAPTER III - GENERAL PROVISIONS

1111    Notice of registration; display with mark; recovery of profits and damages in infringement suit.
1112   Classification of goods and services; registration in plurality of classes.
1113   Fees.
1114   Remedies; infringement; innocent infringement by printers and publishers.
1115   Registration on principal register as evidence of exclusive right to use mark; defenses.
1116   Injunctive relief.
1117   Recovery for violation of rights; profits, damages and costs; attorney fees; treble damages.
1118   Destruction of infringing articles.
1119   Power of court over registration.
1120   Civil liability for false or fraudulent registration.
1121   Jurisdiction of Federal courts; State and local requirements that registered trademarks be altered or displayed differently; prohibition.
1121a   Transferred.
1122   Liability of States, instrumentalities of States, and State officials.
1123   Rules and regulations for conduct of proceedings in Patent and Trademark Office.
1124   Importation of goods bearing infringing marks or names forbidden.
1125   False designations of origin and false descriptions forbidden.
1126   International conventions.
1127   Construction and definitions; intent of chapter.

 


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