15 U.S. Code § 1070 - Appeals to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board from decisions of examiners

An appeal may be taken to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board from any final decision of the examiner in charge of the registration of marks upon the payment of the prescribed fee.


(July 5, 1946, ch. 540, title I, § 20,60 Stat. 435; Pub. L. 85–609, § 1(b),Aug. 8, 1958, 72 Stat. 540.)
Prior Provisions

Act Feb. 20, 1905, ch. 592, §§ 8, 13,33 Stat. 726, 728.

1958—Pub. L. 85–609substituted “Trademark Trial and Appeal Board” for “Commissioner in person” and “fee” for “fees”, and struck out “of interferences or” after “examiner in charge”.
Effective Date of 1958 Amendment

For effective date and applicability of amendment by Pub. L. 85–609, see section 3 ofPub. L. 85–609, set out as a note under section 1067 of this title.
Repeal and Effect on Existing Rights

Repeal of inconsistent provisions, effect of this chapter on pending proceedings and existing registrations and rights under prior acts, see notes set out under section 1051 of this title.
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and agencies of Department of Commerce, with certain exceptions, to Secretary of Commerce, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan No. 5 of 1950, §§ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1950

Amendment by Pub. L. 85–609as subject to Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1950, see note set out under section 1067 of this title.


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