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House Proceeding 03-03-10 on Mar 3rd, 2010 :: 1:37:10 to 1:40:20
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Howard Coble

1:37:10 to 1:37:31( Edit History Discussion )

Howard Coble: accomplishes just that and the i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from north carolina. mr. coble: i rise in suport of s. 2968 and recognize myelf for such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. coble: this legislation makes technical and important

Howard Coble

1:37:10 to 1:40:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Howard Coble

1:37:32 to 1:37:52( Edit History Discussion )

Howard Coble: provisions amendments to the madrid implementation act which congress pass nd 2002. the act is one of the most significant legislative accomplishments in the past 15 years. byay of background, the united states is a signatory to the madrid protocol. international treaty that allowed the trademark owner to seek registration in any of the

Howard Coble

1:37:53 to 1:38:14( Edit History Discussion )

Howard Coble: countries that have joined the protocol. this means an american trademark owner pays the patent and trademark office in alexandria, virginia, a nminal fe to expedite the necessary paperwork overseas. this process makes it easier and less expensive for u.s. trademark owners to acquire protection for their

Howard Coble

1:38:15 to 1:38:38( Edit History Discussion )

Howard Coble: intellectual property in other countries. the 2002 act that implements the protocol has functioned well through the years, but must be updated. the main purpose of the bill is to bring provisions for maintaing extensions of protection under madrid in conformity with provisions for maintaing registrations. maintenance filings with the

Howard Coble

1:38:39 to 1:39:00( Edit History Discussion )

Howard Coble: p.t.o. by the trademark owner are necessary to perpetrate protection of the trademark. this bill also authorizes the p.t.o. director to permit applicants to correct good faith and harmless errors. finally, mr. speaker, the legislation includes a study

Howard Coble

1:39:06 to 1:39:27( Edit History Discussion )

Howard Coble: provision that was inserted at the request of the other body. it dreggets the intellectual property enforcement coordinator and the department of commerce to evaluate and report on treatment of smaller businesses involved in trademark litigation. along with chairman conyers and the chairman of the distinguished the gentleman from georgia, the text could be clarified further. senator leahy has agreed to work

Howard Coble

1:39:28 to 1:39:50( Edit History Discussion )

Howard Coble: with us on making the necessary minor revisions to improve the language. we intend to move this language at a later date on a different vehicle. we just don't want to delay further consideration of s. 2968 by requiring the other body to pass the bill for a second time. in closing, i urge the members

Howard Coble

1:39:51 to 1:40:11( Edit History Discussion )

Howard Coble: to support s. 2968 and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from georgia. mr. johnson: mr. speaker. i yield the balance of my time as well. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass senate bill 2968. those in favor say aye..

Howard Coble

1:40:12 to 1:40:24( Edit History Discussion )

Howard Coble: those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bil is passed and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid

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