15 USC 1141a
International applications based on United States applications or registrations
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(a)In general. The owner of a basic application pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or the owner of a basic registration granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office may file an international application by submitting to the United States Patent and Trademark Office a written application in such form, together with such fees, as may be prescribed by the Director.
(b)Qualified owners. A qualified owner, under subsection (a), shall--
(1)be a national of the United States;
(2)be domiciled in the United States; or
(3)have a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment in the United States.