31 CFR 537.522 - Certain transactions related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property authorized.

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§ 537.522 Certain transactions related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property authorized.

(a) All of the following transactions in connection with patent, trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property protection in the United States or Burma are authorized:

(1) The filing and prosecution of any application to obtain a patent, trademark, copyright, or other form of intellectual property protection;

(2) The receipt of a patent, trademark, copyright, or other form of intellectual property protection;

(3) The renewal or maintenance of a patent, trademark, copyright, or other form of intellectual property protection;

(4) The filing and prosecution of opposition or infringement proceedings with respect to a patent, trademark, copyright, or other form of intellectual property protection, or the entrance of a defense to any such proceedings; and

(5) The assignment or transfer of a patent, trademark, copyright, or other form of intellectual property protection.

(b) This section authorizes the payment of fees currently due to the United States Government or the Government of Burma, or of the reasonable and customary fees and charges currently due to attorneys or representatives within the United States or Burma, in connection with the transactions authorized in paragraph (a) of this section, except that payment effected pursuant to the terms of this paragraph may not be made from a blocked account.

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United States Code
Statutes at Large
Public Laws
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 13047

Executive Order ... 13310

Title 31 published on 2015-09-23

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 31 CFR Part 537 after this date.

  • 2016-07-01; vol. 81 # 127 - Friday, July 1, 2016
    1. 81 FR 43070 - Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Office of Foreign Assets Control
      Interim final rule with request for comments.
      This rule is effective August 1, 2016. Comments must be received on or before August 1, 2016.
      31 CFR Parts 501, 535, 536, 537, 538, 539, 541, 542, 543, 544, 546, 547, 548, 549, 560, 561, 566, 576, 588, 592, 593, 594, 595, 597, and 598.