35 U.S.C. 390, Publication of international design application
The publication under the treaty of an international design application designating the United States shall be deemed a publication under section 122(b).
Effective Dates for Changes Made to this Section
(a) In General.--The amendments made by this title shall take effect on the later of--
(1) the date that is 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act; or
(2) the date of entry into force of the treaty with respect to the United States.
The effective date is December 18, 2013.