New 2010 Edition of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws

ARLINGTON – All statutory changes enacted through November 1, 2009 that affect U.S. intellectual property law are covered in the 2010 Edition of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Laws. In the 2010 Edition, patent practitioners will get coverage of:

  • All recent changes that relate to the Fiscal Year 2010 appropriations for the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Copyright Office
  • Amendments to the copyright law to provide for agreements for the reproduction and performance of sound recordings by webcasters
  • A provision authorizing the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to use up to $70 million of trademark fees to support patent operations, and more

Included with the 2010 Edition is an updated CD-ROM containing the entire text. New to the CD-ROM are the Rules of Practice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and new information relevant to congressional consideration of patent law reform. Both the Administration and key figures on Capitol Hill have indicated a desire for Congress to pass such legislation before the end of 2009.

First published in 1985 and edited by Jeffrey M. Samuels, the book features a finding list by topic; a finding list by U.S.C. Section; relevant constitutional provisions; the popular names of selected statutes; U.S. Code, Title 35, Patents; U.S. Code, Title 15, Chapter 22, Trademarks; U.S. Code, Title 15, Chapter 63, Technology Innovation; U.S. Code, Title 17, Copyrights; other relevant statutes; and a comprehensive index.

Mr. Samuels is the David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology at the University of Akron School of Law in Akron, OH. He was formerly Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and was managing editor of BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.



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    J. Garland Pollard IV is editor/publisher of BrandlandUSA. Since 2006, the website has chronicled the history and business of America’s great brands.

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