HB 709 Attorneys; practice of patent law.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Attorneys; practice of patent law. Deletes the provision that allows limited admission to the Virginia State Bar for the practice of patent, trademark and copyright cases. This statute was originally enacted to allow limited admission to the Virginia State Bar for the practice of patent, trademark and copyright cases when there was a residency requirement for membership in the Virginia State Bar. Such a residency requirement no longer exists. This bill grandfathers persons who are admitted for this limited practice as of July 1, 2000, and adds a requirement for compliance with the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Rules of the Supreme Court. The word "trademark" is deleted because only patent prosecution requires registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and copyright and unfair competition cases are not handled by that Office.

Full text:
01/21/00  House: Presented & ordered printed 007241888  pdf
03/09/00  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB709ER)  pdf
04/10/00  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0355)  pdf

Status:
01/21/00  House: Presented & ordered printed 007241888
01/21/00  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/00  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 2
02/03/00  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (23-Y 0-N)
02/07/00  House: Read first time
02/08/00  House: Read second time and engrossed
02/09/00  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
02/09/00  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/09/00  House: Communicated to Senate
02/10/00  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/00  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/23/00  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
02/24/00  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/00  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/00  Senate: Read third time
02/25/00  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/00  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
03/09/00  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB709ER)
03/13/00  House: Enrolled
03/13/00  House: Signed by Speaker
03/15/00  Senate: Signed by President
04/03/00  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 355 (effective 7/1/00)
04/10/00  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0355)