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[75 Stat. 748]
[75 Stat. 748]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

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PUBLIC LAW 87-333-OCT. 3, 1961

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STAT.

district courts, as set forth in Senate Document Numbered 56 and House Document Numbered 229, Eighty-seventh Congress, $37,850,906, together with such amounts as may be necessary to pay interest (as and when specified in such judgments or provided by law) and such additional sums due to increases in rates of exchange as may be necessary to pay claims in foreign currency: Provided, That no judgment herein appropriated for shall be paid until it shall have become final and conclusive against the United States by failure of the parties to appeal or otherwise: Provided further, That, unless otherwise specifically required by law or by the judgment, payment of interest wherever appropriated for herein shall not continue for more than thirty days after the date of approval of this Act. Approved September 30, 1961. Public Law 87-333 October 3, 1961 [H. R. 5754]

Patents. Foreign applications. 66 Stat. 800.

60 Stat. 44 1.

Effective date.

AN ACT To carry into effect a provision of the Convention of Paris for the Protection of Industrial Property as revised at Lisbon, Portugal, October 31, 1&58.

Be it enacted by the Senate and, House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 119 of title 35 of the United States Code, entitled "Patents", is amended by adding the following paragraph thereto: "In like manner and subject to the same conditions and requirements, the right provided in this section may be based upon a subsequent regularly filed application in the same foreign country instead of the first filed foreign application, provided that any foreign application filed prior to such subsequent application has been withdrawn, abandoned, or otherwise disposed of, without having been laid open to public inspection and without leaving any rights outstanding, and has not served, nor thereafter shall serve, as a basis for claiming a right of priority." OEC. 2. Section 44(d) of the Act approved July 5, 1946, Public Law 489, Seventy-ninth Congress, chapter 540 (60 Stat. 427; 15 U.S.C. 1126(d)), is amended by adding the following paragraph thereto: "In like manner and subject to the same conditions and requirements, the right provided in this section may be based upon a subsequent regularly filed application in the same foreign country, instead of the first filed foreign application: Provided, That any foreign application filed prior to such subsequent application has been withdrawn, abandoned, or otherwise disposed of, without having been laid open to public inspection and without leaving any rights outstanding, and has not served, nor thereafter shall serve, as a basis for claiming a right of priority." SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on the date when the Convention of Paris for the Protection of Industrial Property of March 20, 1883, as revised at Lisbon, October 31, 1958, comes into force with respect to the United States and shall apply only to applications thereafter filed in the United States by persons entitled to the benefit of said convention, as revised at the time of such filing. Approved October 3, 1961.