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Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988

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Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988, Pub. L. No. 100-667, 102 Stat. 3935 (Nov. 16, 1988), amending 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq. (full-text).

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15 U.S.C. §1051 was amended by the Act by addition of the following language:

(b) A person who has a bona fide intention, under circumstances showing the good faith of such person, to use a trademark in commerce may apply to register the trademark under this Act on the principal register hereby established. . . .

This language permits an application for registration of a mark prior to actual use of the mark on goods in commerce.

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