15 U.S. Code § 1095 - Registration on principal register not precluded
Registration of a mark on the supplemental register, or under the Act of March 19, 1920, shall not preclude registration by the registrant on the principal register established by this chapter. Registration of a mark on the supplemental register shall not constitute an admission that the mark has not acquired distinctiveness.
Source(July 5, 1946, ch. 540, title II, § 27,60 Stat. 436; Pub. L. 100–667, title I, § 124,Nov. 16, 1988, 102 Stat. 3943.)
References in Text
Act of March 19, 1920, referred to in text, is act Mar. 19, 1920, ch. 104, §§ 1–9,41 Stat. 533, which was generally classified to sections 121 to 128 of this title, and which was repealed insofar as inconsistent with this chapter by act July 5, 1946, ch. 540, § 46(a),60 Stat. 444.
1988—Pub. L. 100–667inserted at end “Registration of a mark on the supplemental register shall not constitute an admission that the mark has not acquired distinctiveness.”
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 100–667effective one year after Nov. 16, 1988, see section 136 ofPub. L. 100–667, set out as a note under section 1051 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.
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