Trademark Office: A Case Study

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The law makes some changes to how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office operates. It changes, for example, the system of who receives the patent from first-to-invent to first-to-file. This puts the United States in line with how most countries around the world issue patents. A statement of Obama management policy summarizes the reasons (for doing something) for this change: "By adopting a first-inventor-to-file system, the bill simplifies the process of buying (and owning) copyright/patent rights. This provision provides greater feeling of being completely sure for clever creators, reduces legal costs that often heavy load small businesses and independent inventors, and makes it easier for clever creators to market their inventions in the worldwide
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