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For a good basic introduction to trademarks, and how to register a trademark and protect your trademark rights,
see this Power Point presentation prepared by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Office of External Affairs, for a presentation they made to a forum of small businesses:
Trademarks: Identifying & Protecting Your Rights
On Friday, September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (the “Act”), which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) termed “the most comprehensive overhaul to our nation’s patent system since 1836.”
The Act (H.R. 1249), co-sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 23, 2011 by a vote of 304 to 117 (with 10 not voting), and it passed the Senate on September 8, 2011 by a vote of 89 to 9 (with 2 not voting). The Act received bi-partisan support
On September 7, 2011, the Senate voted for “cloture” of debate to submit to a vote of the full Senate a patent reform bill that would make the most significant changes in the U.S. patent system in 60 years. The bill, called the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (H.R. 1249), was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 23, 2011.
Commentators including the GovTrack.us.
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