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US Intellectual Property Law

Compiled and edited by Dr. Roland Vogl

Executive Director, Program in Law, Science and Technology, Stanford Law School

Trademark

  • Lanham Trade-Mark Act of 1946, 50 Stat. 427 (Jul. 5,1946), codified, as amended, at 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.


  • 2006
    • Trademark Dilution Review Act of 2006, Pub.L. 109-312, 120 Stat. 1730 (Oct. 6, 2006).
  • 2002
    • Madrid Protocol Implementation Act, Division C, Title III, Subtitle D of the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act, Pub. L. 107-273, 116 Stat. 1758, 1913 (Nov. 2, 2002).
  • 1999
    • Trademark Amendments Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-43, 113 Stat. 218, (Aug. 5, 1999).
    • Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, Title III of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, app. I 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999), codified at 15 U.S.C. 1125
    • Patent and Trademark Fee Fairness Act of 1999, Title IV, Subtitle B of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, app. I 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999).
    • Patent and Trademark Office Efficiency Act, Title IV, Subtitle G of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, app. I 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999).
  • 1998
    • Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act, Pub. L. 105-113, 112 Stat. 3064, (Oct. 30, 1998).
  • 1996
    • Anticounterfeiting Consumer Protection Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-153, 110 Stat. 1386 (July 2, 1996).
    • Federal Trademark Dilution Act of 1996, Pub.L.No. 104-98, 109 Stat. 985 (Jan. 16, 1996), codified at 15 U.S.C. 1125
  • 1993
  • 1992
    • Trademark Remedy Clarification Act, Pub. L. No. 102-542. Not available online. Act incorporated in the Lehman Act, see note:
      "This Act [enacting section 1122 of this title, amending sections 1114, 1125, and 1127 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 1114 of this title] may be cited as the 'Trademark Remedy Clarification Act'." Note available here.
  • 1988
    • Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988, Pub. L. No. 100-667, 102 Stat. 3935 (Nov. 16, 1988), amending 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.
  • 1984
    • Trademark Counterfeiting Act of 1984, Pub. L. No. 98-473, 98 Stat. 2178 (Oct. 12, 1984), codified at 18 U.S.C. 2320
  • 1966
    • Fair Packaging And Labeling Act, Pub. L. 89-755, Sec. 2, 80 Stat. 1296 (Nov. 3, 1966) codified at 15 U.S.C. §§ 1451-1461.


  • U. S. Patent & Trademark Office, U.S. Trademark Law Rules of Practice (Oct. 16, 1965), 37 C.F.R., Part 2

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Copyright

  • Consolidated Copyright Laws, 17 U.S.C.


  • 2005
    • Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005, Pub. L. 109-9, 119 Stat. 218 (Apr. 27, 2005), codified at various sections of 17 and 18 U.S.C. 
  • 2004
    • Intellectual Property Protection and Courts Amendments Act of 2004, Pub. L. 108-482, 118 Stat. 3912 (Dec. 23, 2004), codified at various U.S.C. sections
    • Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004, Pub. L. 108-447, 118 Stat. 2809 (Dec. 7, 2004), codified at 17 U.S.C. 119
    • Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004, Pub. L. 109-419, 118 Stat. 2341 (Nov. 30, 2004), codified at 17 U.S.C. 801 et seq.
  • 2002
    • Small Webcaster Settlement Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107-321, 116 Stat. 2780 (Dec. 4, 2002), codified at 17 U.S.C. 114
    • Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2002, Division C, Title III, Subtitle C of the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act, Pub. L. 107-273, 116 Stat. 1758, 1910 (Nov. 2, 2002), amending, 17 U.S.C. 101, et seq.
    • Intellectual Property and High Technology Technical Amendments Act of 2002, Division C, Title III, Subtitle B of the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act, Pub. L. 107-273, 116 Stat. 1758, 1901 (Nov. 2, 2002).
  • 2000
    • Work Made for Hire and Copyright Corrections Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106-379, 114 Stat. 1444 (Oct. 27, 2000).
  • 1999
    • Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act of 1999, Pub. L. No. 106-160, 113 Stat 1774 (Dec. 9, 1999), amending 17 U.S.C. 504(c).
    • Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999, Title I of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, app. I 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999).
    • [Copyright Amendments and Amendments to the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act], Pub. L. 106-44, 113 Stat. 221 (Aug. 5, 1999).
  • 1998
    • Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, Pub. L. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860 (Oct. 28, 1998), 17 U.S.C. 512, 1201-05, 1301-22; 28 U.S.C. 4001
    • WIPO Copyright and Performances and Phonograms Treaties Implementation Act of 1998, title I of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Pub. L. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860, 2861 (Oct. 28, 1998).
    • Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act, title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Pub. L. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860, 2877 (Oct. 28, 1998).
    • Computer Maintenance Competition Assurance Act, title III of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Pub. L. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860, 2886 (Oct. 28, 1998).
    • Vessel Hull Design Protection Act, title V of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Pub. L. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860, 2905 (Oct. 28, 1998), codified at 17 U.S.C. 1301, et seq.
    • Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, Pub. L. 105-298, Title I, 112 Stat. 2827 (Oct. 27, 1998), codified at 17 U.S.C. 302-04
    • Fairness in Music Licensing Act of 1998, Pub. L. 105-298, Title II, 112 Stat. 2827, 2830 (Oct. 27, 1998).
  • 1997
    • No Electronic Theft (“NET”) Act of 1997, Pub. L. 105-147, 111 Stat. 2678 (Dec. 16, 1997), amending 17 U.S.C. 506(a)
    • [Copyright Amendments and Amendments to the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984], Pub. L. 105-80, 111 Stat. 1529 (Nov. 13, 1997).
  • 1996
    • Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1997, Pub. L. 104-197, 110 Stat. 2394, 2416 (Sept. 16, 1996).
    • Anticounterfeiting Consumer Protection Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-153, 110 Stat. 1386, 1388 (July 2, 1996).
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
    • Copyright Royalty Tribunal Reform Act of 1993, Pub. L. No. 103-198, 107 Stat. 2304.
    • North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Pub. L. No. 103-182, 107 Stat. 2057, 2114 and 2115.
  • 1992
    • Audio Home Recording Act of 1992, Pub. L. 102-563,codified at 17 U.S.C. 1001, et seq.
    • [Copyright Amendments], Pub. L. 102-561, 106 Stat. 4233.
    • [Copyright Amendments], Pub. L. 102-492, 106 Stat. 3145.
    • Copyright Renewal Act of 1992, title I of the Copyright Amendments Act of 1992, Pub. L. 102-307, 106 Stat. 264.
    • Copyright Amendments Act of 1992, Pub. L. 102-307, 106 Stat. 264, 272.
  • 1991
    • Semiconductor International Protection Extension Act of 1991, Pub. L. 102-64, 105 Stat. 320.
  • 1990
    • Computer Software Rental Amendments Act of 1990, title VIII of the Judicial Improvements Act of 1990, Pub. L. 101-650, 104 Stat. 5089, 5134 (Dec. 1, 1990), codified at 17 U.S.C. 109.
    • Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act, title VII of the Judicial Improvements Act of 1990, Pub. L. 101-650, 104 Stat. 5089, 5133.
    • Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990, title VI of the Judicial Improvements Act of 1990, Pub. L. 101-650, 104 Stat. 5089, 5128.
    • Copyright Remedy Clarification Act, Pub. L. 101-553, 104 Stat. 2749.
    • Copyright Royalty Tribunal Reform and Miscellaneous Pay Act of 1989, Pub. L. 101-319, 104 Stat. 290.
    • Copyright Fees and Technical Amendments Act of 1989, Pub. L. 101-318, 104 Stat. 287.
  • 1988
    • Judicial Improvements and Access to Justice Act, Pub. L. 100-702, 102 Stat. 4642, 4672.
    • Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1988, title II of Pub. L. 100-667, 102 Stat. 3935, 3949.
    • [Copyright Amendments], Pub. L. No. 100-617, 102 Stat. 3194.
    • Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988, Pub. L. 100-568, 102 Stat. 2853.
    • [Amendments to the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984], Pub. L. 100-159, 101 Stat. 899.
  • 1987
    • [Copyright Amendments], Pub. L. No. 99-397, 100 Stat. 848.
  • 1984
    • Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984, Pub. L. No. 98-620, 98 Stat. 3347 (Nov. 8, 1984), codified at 17 U.S.C. 901.
  • 1982
    • Record Rental Amendment of 1984, Pub. L. 98-450, 98 Stat. 1727.
    • [Copyright Amendments], Pub. L. 97-366, 96 Stat. 1759.
    • [Copyright Amendments], Pub. L. 97-215, 96 Stat. 178.
    • Piracy and Counterfeiting Amendments Act of 1982, Pub. L. No. 97-180, 96 Stat. 91, (May 24, 1982), codified at 18 U.S.C. 2318.
  • 1980
    • [Copyright Amendments], Pub. L. 96-517, 94 Stat. 3015, 3028.
  • 1978
    • [Copyright Amendments], Pub. L. 95-598, 92 Stat. 2549, 2676.
    • Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1978, Pub. L. 95-94, 91 Stat. 653, 682.
  • 1976
    • Copyright Act of 1976, Pub. L. No. 94-553, 90 Stat. 2541(Oct. 19, 1976), codified at various parts of 17 U.S.C..
    • American Television and Radio Archives Act, Pub. L. 94-553, title I, Sec. 113, 90 Stat. 2601 (Oct. 19, 1976), codified at 5 U.S.C. 170.


  • Copyright Office ("CO")

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Patent

  • Consolidated Patent Laws, 35 U.S.C.


  • 2003
    • Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, Pub. L. 108-173, 117 Stat. 2066,(Dec. 8, 2003).
  • 1999
    • Inventors' Rights Act of 1999, Title IV, Subtitle A of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, app. I 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999).
    • Patent and Trademark Fee Fairness Act of 1999, Title IV, Subtitle B of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, app. I 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999).
    • First Inventor Defense Act of 1999, Title IV, Subtitle C of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, app. I 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999).
    • Patent Term Guarantee Act of 1999, Title IV, Subtitle D of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, app. I 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999).
    • Domestic Publication of Foreign Filed Patent Applications Act of 1999, Title IV, Subtitle E of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, app. I 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999).
    • Optional Inter Partes Reexamination Procedure Act of 1999, Title IV, Subtitle F of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, app. I 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999), codified at 35 U.S.C 311 et seq.
    • Patent and Trademark Office Efficiency Act, Title IV, Subtitle G of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, app. I 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999).
  • 1998
  • 1995
  • 1988
    • Process Patent Amendments Act of 1988, Pub. L. No. 100-418, Title IX, Subtitle A.
    • Patent Law Foreign Filing Amendments Act of 1988, Pub. L. No. 100-418, Title IX, Subtitle B.
  • 1984
    • Patent Law Amendments Act of 1984, Pub. L. No. 98-622.


  • PTO, Consolidated Patent Rules, 37 C.F.R.
  • Reports

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Trade Secrets

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Other aspects

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