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Intellectual Property Research

Resources for Intellectual Property Law Research, including patent law, trademark law, copyright law, and trade secret law

Trademark Statutes

Title 15, Chapter 22 of the United States Code deals with trademark law.

See the Gallagher guide on U.S. (Federal) Laws for print and online sources of the U.S. Code.

Trademark Regulations & Guidance

Title 37, Parts 2, 3, 6, 7, and 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations deal with trademarks.

Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP)  The TMEP is published to provide trademark examining attorneys in the USPTO, trademark applicants, and attorneys and representatives for trademark applicants with a reference work on the practices and procedures relative to prosecution of applications to register marks in the USPTO. The Manual contains guidelines for Examining Attorneys and materials in the nature of information and interpretation, and outlines the procedures which Examining Attorneys are required or authorized to follow in the examination of trademark applications.

See the Gallagher guide on U.S. Administrative Law Research for information on print and online sources of the Code of Federal regulations, the Federal Register, and other related sources.

The website of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office maintains a page with current and proposed regulations.

Trademark Cases

Cases on Lexis Advance

Cases on Westlaw

Trademark Administrative Decisions

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)

Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB)

Commissioner of Trademark & Patent