15 U.S. Code § 1141a - International applications based on United States applications or registrations

(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) of this section, 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.


(July 5, 1946, ch. 540, title XII, § 61, as added Pub. L. 107–273, div. C, title III, § 13402,Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1915.)

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