TMEP 101: Trademark Statute and Rules

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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101    Trademark Statute and Rules

The federal registration of trademarks is governed by the Trademark Act of 1946, 15 U.S.C. §§1051 et seq.(also known as the Lanham Act), and 37 C.F.R. Parts 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, and 11.  The text of the Act and rules can be accessed and downloaded from the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") website at