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The 2024 Edition is Available of A Trademark is Not a Copyright or a Patent by William M. Borchard


We are pleased to announce that Bill Borchard has produced the 2024 edition of his popular publication A Trademark is Not a Copyright or a PatentWe invite you to download as many copies as you wish from our website.

This is its 50th year.  Future editions of this publication will be prepared by Deborah K. Squiers.

There were no significant changes this year.  This edition updates the following:


  • The number of Madrid Protocol Members is 114.


  • The earliest year of publication when authorized works published in the U.S. could still be in copyright is 1929.
  • The Summary Table now states that copyright for buildings is limited to those built on or after December 11, 1990.

For further information please contact William M. Borchard or your CLL attorney.

William M. Borchard

 William M. Borchard

Senior Counsel

Email | 212.790.9290

Bill has handled domestic and international trademark and copyright matters at the highest level for over 60 years.  He has counseled and represented clients on domestic and international trademark matters concerning clearance, registration, proper use, licensing, contested administrative proceedings and infringement claims.  He became Senior Counsel in January 2024 and is now focusing on providing guidance and advice to other lawyers within our firm and writing informative and engaging articles on intellectual property law developments.

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