Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Section 2: Definitions

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A patent reform act passed by Congress on September 16, 2011.

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SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act:

(1) DIRECTOR.--The term “Director” means the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

(2) OFFICE.--The term “Office” means the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

(3) PATENT PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE.--The term “Patent Public Advisory Committee” means the Patent Public Advisory Committee established under Section 5(a) of title 35, United States Code.

(4) TRADEMARK ACT OF 1946.--The term “Trademark Act of 1946” means the Act entitled “An Act to provide for the registration and protection of trademarks used in commerce, to carry out the provisions of certain international conventions, and for other purposes”, approved July 5, 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.) (commonly referred to as the “Trademark Act of 1946” or the “Lanham Act”).

(5) TRADEMARK PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE.--The term “Trademark Public Advisory Committee” means the Trademark Public Advisory Committee established under Section 5(a) of title 35, United States Code.