Patent, Trademark and Copyright Laws, 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.

The 2018 Edition of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws

  • Incorporates relevant provisions of P.L. 115-56 relating to fiscal year 2018 appropriations for the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Copyright Office, enacted Sept.8, 2017

  • Adds amendments to 21 U.S.C. §355 relating to the approval of new drugs, as set forth in P.L. 115-52, the “FDA Authorization Act of 2017,” enacted Aug. 18, 2017

  • Will incorporate any other provisions of law enacted through November 2017 relating to intellectual property, as well as any adjustments in the patent fee schedule

  • References the decision of the Supreme Court in declaring unconstitutional that portion of the federal Trademark Act providing for refusal to register disparaging marks

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 2018 Edition include on the CD the provisions of the patent reform bill S. 1390, the “STRONGER Patents Act of 2017,” as introduced June 21, 2017; S. 927, the “Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act,” as introduced Apr. 25, 2017; H.R. 3517, the “Women Inventor Development and Equality Act,” as introduced July 27, 2017; S. 1948, a bill to abrogate the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes as a defense to inter partes review of patents, as introduced Oct. 5, 2017; H.R. 3945, a bill to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, as introduced Oct. 4, 2017;



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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