Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Regulations, with April 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.





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 April 2017 Supplement adds discussion of:

  • Copyright Royalty Board rule amendments: to move coin-operated phonorecord royalty provisions from old section on Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel to current section on Copyright Royalty Board; for COLA increase for webcaster royalties; and on reporting requirements for noncommercial webcasters
  • USPTO rule corrections to recently issued rules on Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; and rule amendments on affidavits of continued use to permit USPTO to ensure register accurately reflects marks used in commerce
  • Copyright Office rule amendments: to allow authors and claimants to replace or remove personally identifiable information from online registration catalog; to replace outdated terminology, reflect changes to the Office and senior management, eliminate expired or obsolete provisions, and correct non-substantive errors; and to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016



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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