35 U.S. Code § 390 - Publication of international design application

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§ 390.
Publication of international design application

The publication under the treaty of an international design application designating the United States shall be deemed a publication under section 122(b).

(Added Pub. L. 112–211, title I, § 101(a), Dec. 18, 2012, 126 Stat. 1531.)
Effective Date

Section effective on the later of the date that is 1 year after Dec. 18, 2012, or the date that the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs enters into force with respect to the United States (May 13, 2015), and applicable only to certain applications filed on and after that effective date and patents issuing thereon, see section 103 of Pub. L. 112–211, set out as an Effective Date of 2012 Amendment note under section 100 of this title.


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