Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Regulations, with November 2017 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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Meet all the requirements of rapidly changing IP regulations.

This convenient, one-volume looseleaf compilation of all intellectual property regulations found in the C.F.R. is an excellent resource for intellectual property practitioners. Updated three times per year, it 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  Royalty Board; 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 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 2017 Supplement adds the following:


  • Patent Office:

    • Issued a final rule amending patent fees under authority of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act increasing fees to recover aggregate costs of patent operations while maintaining momentum towards achieving strategic goals

    • Amended its attorney-client privilege rules for Patent Trial and Appeal Board trial practice in inter partes review, post grant review, and covered business method patent proceedings

    • Amended the international schedule of classes of goods and services at 37 C.F.R. §6.1 to incorporate classification changes adopted by the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

  • Copyright Office:

    • Published a final rule to establish a lower filing fee for recording documents submitted with an electronic title list and announced a changed policy requiring the payment of fees for the filing of all notices of intention to obtain a compulsory license to make and distribute phonorecords

    • Updated its interim rule on the registration of secure tests to add a new group registration option for secure test questions and answers stored in an electronic database, test bank, or other medium of expression

    • Issued an interim rule amending its regulations governing recordation of transfers of copyright ownership, other documents pertaining to a copyright, and notices of termination

    • Published a  non-substantive technical change to the rule on affixation and position of copyright notice on various types of works

  • Copyright Royalty Board:  announced a cost-of-living adjustment to the compulsory license royalty rates paid by commercial and noncommercial non-interactive webcasters for public performances and the making of ephemeral copies of sound recordings, and announced a cost-of-living adjustment to the compulsory royalty rates paid by satellite carriers for the distant retransmission of television programming.

  • Quick-reference summaries of new material and a chronology of regulatory activity



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.



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