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PUBLIC LAW 106-117 —NOV. 30, 1999 113 STAT. 1579 out the purposes of this chapter. The Commission shall deposit such funds in a separate account in the Treasury. Funds from that account shall be disbursed upon vouchers approved by the Chairman of the Commission. "(2) The Commission shall establish written guidelines setting Guidelines. forth the criteria to be used in determining whether the acceptance of funds and in-kind donations and gifts under paragraph (1) would— "(A) reflect unfavorably on the ability of the Commission, or any member or employee of the Commission, to carry out the responsibilities or official duties of the Commission in a fair and objective manner; or "(B) compromise the integrity or the appearance of the integrity of the programs of the Commission or any official involved in those programs.". SEC. 603. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND RELATED ITEMS. (a) IN GENERAL.— Chapter 21 of title 36, United States Code, as amended by section 601(a)(1), is further amended by adding at the end the following new section:

  • '§ 2114. Intellectual property and related items

"(a) AUTHORITY TO USE AND REGISTER INTELLECTUAL PROP- ERTY.— The American Battle Monuments Commission may— "(1) adopt, use, register, and license trademarks, service marks, and other marks; "(2) obtain, use, register, and license the use of copyrights consistent with section 105 of title 17; "(3) obtain, use, and license patents; and "(4) accept gifts of marks, copyrights, patents, and licenses for use by the Commission. "(b) AUTHORITY TO GRANT LICENSES.— The Commission may grant exclusive and nonexclusive licenses in connection with gmy mark, copyright, patent, or license for the use of such mark, copy- right or patent, except to the extent the:^ant of such license by the Commission would be contrary to any contract or license by which the use of the mark, cop5n:ight, or patent was obtained. "(c) ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY.— The Commission may enforce any mark, copyright, or patent by an action in the district courts under any law providing for the protection of such marks, copy- rights, or patents. "(d) LEGAL REPRESENTATION.—The Attorney General shall ftirnish the Commission with such legal representation as the Commission may require under subsection (c). The Secretary of Defense shall provide representation for the Commission in administrative proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office and Copyright Office. "(e) IRREVOCABILITY OF TRANSFERS OF COPYRIGHTS TO COMMIS- SION. —Section 203 of title 17 shall not apply to any copyright transferred in any manner to the Commission.". (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT. —The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter, as amended by section 601(a)(2), is further amended by adding at the end the following new item: "2114. Intellectual property and related items.".