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March 14, 2001

H.R. 741 - Madrid Protocol Implementation Act
(Rep. Coble (R) North Carolina and 2 cosponsors)

The Administration supports House passage of H.R. 741. Amendment of trademark law to implement the international agreement known as the Madrid Protocol will permit U.S. trademark owners to file a single standard application in English with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for trademark protection in 49 countries. The amendments will take effect when the Madrid Protocol enters into force with respect to the United States.