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Archived updates for Monday, September 11, 2006

Patent and Trademark Law Consolidation Proposal

"To reflect the emergence of intellectual property law as a distinct field of law," this proposed bill from the House Office of the Law Revision Counsel "consolidates the Lanham Act, governing trademarks, and various other provisions of law relating to intellectual property with the patents title."

According to,
The National Law Journal carried an exchange of letters on the wisdom of the change. Tom McCarthy, author of McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition, opposes it; in the August 28 issue, Peter LeFevre explains that the change is nothing more than Congress continuing its practice of “enacting individual titles of the code into positive law.
Yes gentlemen, why not the Copyright Act too?
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