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AIPLA Advocacy with the US Government on International IP Issues

  • AIPLA Recommendation  Regarding  Consideration  by  the  PCT  Receiving Office of the USPTO of Requests for Restoration of Priority Based Upon the “Due Care” Standard, February 24, 2015 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Recommendation Regarding Deference to Favorable Findings of the International Searching Authority of the USPTO During Examination of a U.S. National Phase from a PCT Application, January 13, 2015 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments to USPTO on "Changes To Implement the Patent Law Treaty," June 10, 2013 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Letter to Senators Leahy and Grassley on S. 3486, To Implement the Provisions of the Hague Agreement and the Patent Law Treaty, September 18, 2012 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments to the USPTO on the US/UK Proposal to WIPO on "PCT 20/20," August 17, 2012 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments on Trademark Trilateral Cooperation, October 31, 2011 (PDF)
  • ​AIPLA Comments on the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement ("ACTA" or "Agreement") and the ongoing negotiations between the possible Member States, submitted September 27, 2010. (PDF)
  • AIPLA Encourages the Administration to move forward in implementing Resolution of Advice and Consent to the ratification of the Patent Law Treaty as well as to ratification of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, filed July 22, 2009. (PDF
  • AIPLA Comments on encouraging enhancement of the quality of international searches and examinations and their greater use in national stage processing, filed May 23, 2008 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments on (1) Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, (2) Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, and (3) Patent Law Treaty and Regulations Under the Patent Law Treaty, submitted July 23, 2007 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments on “International Efforts to Harmonize Substantive Requirements of Patent Laws,” 72 Federal Register 24566 (May 3, 2007), filed June 22, 2007 (PDF)
  • AIPLA's views on the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks adopted on March 27, 2007 by the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Revised Trademark Law Treaty, filed May 28, 2007. (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments on “International Efforts to Harmonize Substantive Requirements of Patent Laws,” 72 Federal Register 24566 (May 3, 2007), filed June 22, 2007 (PDF
  • AIPLA Comments on the Proposed Rule Making entitled “April 2007 Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Procedures” filed March 16, 2007 (PDF
  • AIPLA Comments of AIPLA on the Government Working Group Report on the concept of a Global Patent Application, filed January 31, 2007 (PDF
  • Resolution: Harmonization of Patent Systems, May 2005 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments on the "Work Program set forth in the draft Ministerial Declaration submitted by the WTO General Council and WTO Director-General for consideration at the Fourth Session of the Ministerial Conference scheduled for Doha, Qatar next month" (October 11, 2001) (WorkProgramInDraft-2001-1011.pdfWorkProgramInDraft-2001-1011.pdf)