Uruguay Round Agreement Act & And Its Effect On Patent Duration And On Provisional Applications

The Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA) was passed that made several key amendments to the United States Patent Laws. The amendments made to the provisional applications have been key as well as the duration of a patent term.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How will the change in patent term affect inventions?
How will these changes affect provisional applications and how should applicants use this change to their advantage?
Has there been a similar agreement in place for the uniform protection of copyrights?


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