United States Code/Title 17/Chapter 9/Section 912
(c) The provisions of this chapter shall preempt the laws of any State to the extent those laws provide any rights or remedies with respect to a mask work which are equivalent to those rights or remedies provided by this chapter, except that such preemption shall be effective only with respect to actions filed on or after January 1, 1986.
(d) Notwithstanding subsection (c), nothing in this chapter shall detract from any rights of a mask work owner, whether under Federal law (exclusive of this chapter) or under the common law or the statutes of a State, heretofore or hereafter declared or enacted, with respect to any mask work first commercially exploited before July 1, 1983.
Judicial Improvements and Access to Justice Act
Pub. L. 100-702, Nov. 19, 1988, 102 Stat. 4642.
- Deleted old subsection (d) and renumbered old subsection (e) as new subsection (d).
Pub. L. 102-563, Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 4237.
- Amended subsections (a) and (b) by adding "or 10" after "8".