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Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Regulations, with November 2015 Supplement

This up-to-date resource for IP practitioners sheds light on the U.S. IP regulatory framework and covers agency policy pronouncements, citations to public laws, vital information governing the operations of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Copyright Office, and Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels, and comprehensive indexes to help streamline legal research. Each supplement includes quick-reference summaries of new material.

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Addressing the requirements of rapidly changing IP laws.

This convenient, one-volume compilation of all intellectual property regulations found in C.F.R. Volume 37 also includes extra materials not published in Volume 37—agency policy pronouncements; citations to public laws, the Federal Register, and Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal; vital information governing the operations of the Patent and Trademark Office, Copyright Office, and Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels; and comprehensive indexes to help streamline legal research. In addition, each supplement includes vital summaries of new material for quick reference.

 

Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Regulations is updated three times per year and contains more information than any available government compilation, which makes it an invaluable resource for intellectual property practitioners. In addition, the looseleaf format provides flexibility for adding new pages and substituting revised pages so that the volume, as a whole, stays current. 

The November 2015 Supplement adds the following: 

  • USPTO: Changes to USPTO rules  to permit an applicant to authorize the Office to give certain foreign IP offices access to all or part of the file contents of an unpublished U.S. patent application; the amendment applies to those foreign IP offices that are parties to an electronic files sharing agreement with the USPTO.
  • Copyright Royalty Board: A 2% cost of living increase to the music performance royalties for SESAC compositions payable be colleges and universities not affiliated with National Public Radio; also, amended regulations that set the royalty rates and terms for the digital performances of sound recordings by certain noncommercial educational webcasters for the period January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020. 
  • A table that summarizes rulemaking proposals and requests for public comment currently pending in the USPTO and in the Copyright Office.

 

 


AUTHOR

Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

James D. Crowne is the Director of Legal Affairs for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and was formerly the Managing Editor of Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.

 


CONTENTS

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