H.R. 7599

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled.

 

SECTION 1. The Trademark Act of 1946, 60 Stat. 427, as amended (15 U.S.C. sec. 1051 et seq. (1970)), and title 35 of the United States Code, entitled ''Patents'', are amended by striking out each time they appear ''Patent Office'' and ''Commissioner of Patents'' and inserting in lien thereof ''Patent and Trademark Office'' and ''Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks'', respectively.

 

SEC. 2. Section 29 of the Trademark Act of 1946 is

further amended by striking out ''Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.'' and inserting in lieu thereof ''Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.''

 

SEC. 3. The terms ''Patent Office'' and ''Commissioner of Patents'' in all laws of the United States shall mean ''Patent and Trademark Office'' and ''Commission of Patents and Trademarks'', respectively.

 

SEC. 4. This Act shall become effective upon enactment. However, any registrant may continue to give notice of his registration in accordance with section 29 of the Trademark Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 427), as amended Oct. 9, 1962 (76 Stat. 769), as an alternative to notice in accordance with section 29 of the Trademark Act as amended by section 2 of this Act, regardless of whether his mark was registered before or after the effective date of this Act.