Abbreviation for the:
(a) Uniform Commercial Code, a code of commercial law developed by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and broadly adopted by the constituent states of the United States. A useful index of the uniform laws enacted by this body is maintained on the Web by the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The UCC has been enacted as local law in whole or in part in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico and thus has achieved substantial uniformity of commercial law throughout the U.S.
(b) Universal Copyright Convention a largely moribund international agreement adopted under the auspices of UNESCO under which the signatories undertake to protect copyright in rights of authors and other copyright proprietors in literary, scientific and artistic works, including writings, musical, dramatic and cinematographic works, and paintings, engravings and sculpture.