Bloomberg Law
Feb. 1, 2022, 2:43 PMUpdated: Feb. 1, 2022, 4:40 PM

Tillis Mulls ‘One-Stop Shop’ for U.S. Patents, Copyrights (2)

Samantha Handler
Samantha Handler

Sen. Thom Tillis has asked the Administrative Conference of the United States to study the idea of combining the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office as part of a potential consolidation of federal intellectual property entities.

Tillis (R-N.C.) is “exploring the possibility” of a unified intellectual property agency that fuses the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Copyright Office, and the White House Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, according to a Jan. 26 letter.

“The current fractured approach to intellectual property in the federal government, with multiple IP functions housed in different ...

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