35 U.S.C. 385 Effect of international design application.
An international design application designating the United States shall have the effect, for all purposes, from its filing date determined in accordance with section 384, of an application for patent filed in the Patent and Trademark Office pursuant to chapter 16.
(Added Dec. 18, 2012, Public Law 112-211, sec. 101(a) (effective May 13, 2015), 126 Stat. 1529.)