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H.R. 1659 (104th): Patent and Trademark Office Corporation Act of 1995

To amend title 35, United States Code, to establish the Patent and Trademark Office as a Government corporation, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Carlos Moorhead

Sponsor. Representative for California's 27th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 17, 1995
Length: 38 pages

May 17, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 17, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


May 17, 1995

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H.R. 1659 (104th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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