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United States Copyright Office

See: Copyright Office

United States Munitions List

The United States Munitions List is a list of defense articles, services and related technical data designated as such by the federal government. These defense items are controlled by the Arms Export Control Act. The List is divided into twenty-one...

United States Patent and Trademark Office

A federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that is authorized to issue patents and trademarks. Often abbreviated as USPTO and sometimes as PTO.

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency responsible for granting U.S. patents and registering U.S. trademarks. The USPTO is the sole entity capable of granting patents and trademarks legally recognized in...

United States v. Darby

United States v. Darby is a Supreme Court of the United States case that revolves around the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and issues of federalism. Congress set out federal standards for employment conditions, specifically...

Unjust enrichment

Overview

Unjust enrichment occurs when Party A confers a benefit upon Party B without Party A receiving the proper restitution required by law. This typically occurs in a contractual agreement when Party A fulfills his/her part of the agreement...

unlawful confinement

Unalwful confinement is a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The crime has the following elements:

The perpetrator confined a victim or victims;Those victims were protected under the Geneva Conventions of 1949;The...

unlawful deportation and transfer

"Unlawful deportation and transfer" refers to a war crime punishable by the International Criminal Court. The prosecutor must show:

that the perpetrator deported or transferred the victim or victims to antoher State or to another location;the...

Usage of trade

Under section 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, usage of trade is often used to aid in interpreting contracts and to give terms particular meanings. A usage of trade is a practice or method of dealing having such regularity of observance in a place,...

usefulness

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA requirement for obtaining a utility patent. A patented invention must have some functional purpose or utility. The purpose does not have to be groundbreaking; it can be solely for amusement or a minor...

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