H.R. 3531 (102nd): Patent and Trademark Office Authorization Act of 1991


Oct 9, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 10, 1991

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 10, 1991.


Pub.L. 102-204


William Hughes

Representative for New Jersey's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 10, 1991

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for the Patent and Trademark Office in the Department of Commerce for fiscal year 1992, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Patent and Trademark Office Authorization Act of 1991 - Authorizes appropriations to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Office) for FY 1992.Amends the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 to:(1) ... Read more >


Oct 9, 1991

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 19, 1991
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 25, 1991
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 27, 1991
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 10, 1991
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3531”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 2632 (103rd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 3, 1993

S. 793 (Related)
Patent and Trademark Office Authorization Act of 1991

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 31, 1991

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