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Patent, Trademark and Copyright Laws, June 2018 Edition, with Full Text and Special Features on CD-ROM

This must-have reference provides intellectual property practitioners with the most important patent, trademark, and copyright laws in the U.S. Code in one convenient volume.

 

 

 

 

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Get the latest legislative developments affecting U.S. intellectual property law.

 

This reference provides intellectual property practitioners with the most important patent, trademark, and copyright laws in the U.S. Code in one convenient volume. The treatise fully incorporates the provisions of the America Invents Act into the U.S. Code sections of the book.

The June 2018 Edition of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws :

  • Adds provisions of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” Public Law 115-97, which amends 26 U.S.C. §1235 to repeal the law treating the transfer of a patent prior to its commercial exploitation as being available for long-term capital gains treatment
  • Includes P.L. 115-41, “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018,” which relate to FY2018 appropriations for the USPTO and the Copyright Office
  • Incorporates the December 2017 decision of the Federal Circuit in In re Brunetti, which held that the Lanham Act’s bar on registration of immoral or scandalous marks is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech 

The accompanying CD-ROM contains the full text of the book and additional useful material, such as the Rules of Practice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, key international treaties, and legislative history relating to patent reform proposals.

The June 2018 Editionadds to the CD the provisions of H.R. 5447, the “Music Modernization Act,” which passed the House of Representatives 415–0, and a counterpart bill, S. 2823. The bills would create a licensing process for streaming services, create royalty rights for owners of copyrights in pre-1972 recordings, and provide royalties to sound engineers and music producers for use of recordings on which they worked. The CD also includes the “ACCESS to Recordings Act” (S. 2933), which would extend federal copyright protections, including limitations and exceptions, to sound recordings created before 1972, as well as S. 2559, which the Senate Judiciary Committee reported out to implement the Marrakesh Treaty of 2013, an international treaty to help disabled people access books. The text of H.R. 3978, which would amend Section 8 of the Securities Act of 1933 to require the SEC to seek a subpoena before accessing proprietary source code from high-frequency traders, is also included on the CD.

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.
Jeffrey M. Samuels Professor Emeritus of the University of Akron School of Law. He was formerly the David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology, at the University of Akron School of Law; the Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and Managing Editor of Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal.

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