Accession Number : ADA327394

Title :   Intellectual Property: Fees Are Not Always Commensurate with Costs of Services.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA327394

Report Date : 09 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : This report presents the results of our review of issues related to intellectual property fees charged by the Patent and Trademark Office within the Department of Commerce and the Copyright Office within the Library of Congress. Our report provides information on the manner in which these agencies use fees to provide services. The report specifically discusses patents, trademarks, and copyrights. It also provides matters for congressional consideration concerning both patents and copyrights and a recommendation to the Register of Copyrights.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *PATENTS, *COPYRIGHTS, CONGRESS, COMMERCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, COSTS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Government and Political Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE