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Intellectual Property Research Guide: Statutes

The Intellectual Property Research Guide covers resources for researching patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, right of publicity, and other areas of intellectual property law.

About Databases-Statutes

This page lists databases for finding intellectual property statutes.

 

Copyright Statute

The Copyright Act is at Title 17 of the United States Code.  You can access the USC in the following resources.

Patent Statute

The Patent Act is at Title 35 of the United States Code.  You can access the USC in the following resources.

Trademark Statutes

The federal Trademark Act or Lanham Act is at 15 USC 1051-1141

The Illinois Trademark Registration and Protection Act is at 765 ILCS 1036/1 et seq.  The Illinois Counterfeit Trademark Act is at 765 ILCS 1040/0.01 et seq. 

You can access these acts in the following resources.

Right of Publicity Statutes

The Illinois Right of Publicity Act is at 765 ILCS 1075/1 et seq.  You can access the Illinois Right of Publicity Act in the following resources.

For a 50 state guide to right of publicity laws, see Rothman's Roadmap to the Right of Publicity.

Trade Secret Statutes

The Illinois Trade Secrets Act is at 765 ILCS 1065/1 et seq.  You can access the Illinois Trade Secrets Act in Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, and the Illinios General Assembly website. 

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act is located in the Uniform Laws Annotated in Westlaw and at the Uniform Law Commission website.  

The Federal Protection of Trade Secrets law is at 18 USC 1831-1839.  You can access this law in Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, Legal Information Institute, and Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

Illinois Trade Secrets Law

Uniform Trade Secrets Law

Federal Trade Secrets Law

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