S.1358 - A bill to authorize the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to use funds made available under the Trademark Act of 1946 for patent operations in order to avoid furloughs and reductions-in-force.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 06/25/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||06/25/2009 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.3114, which became Public Law 111-45 on 8/7/2009.|
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Summary: S.1358 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (06/25/2009)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Authorizes the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to use funds made available under provisions of the Act commonly known as the Trademark Act of 1946 (relating to fees) to support the processing of patents and other activities, services, and materials relating to patents, notwithstanding provisions restricting the use of such fees to activities relating trademark registrations, if: (1) the Director certifies to Congress that the use of such funds is reasonably necessary to avoid USPTO furloughs or a reduction-in-force, or both; and (2) funds so used are repaid to trademark operations not later than September 30, 2011.
Terminates such authority on June 30, 2010.