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H.R. 4156 (100th): Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988

A bill to amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the registration and protection of trade-marks used in commerce, to carry out the provisions of certain international conventions, and for other purposes".

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Mar 15, 1988
100th Congress (1987–1988)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.


Carlos Moorhead

Representative for California's 22nd congressional district



20 Cosponsors (11 Republicans, 9 Democrats)

See Instead

S. 1883 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Nov 16, 1988

H.R. 5372 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Sep 27, 1988



Mar 15, 1988

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H.R. 4156 (100th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4156. This is the one from the 100th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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