S. 3728 (111th): Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act


Aug 5, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 1, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Senator from New York



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Last Updated: Dec 6, 2010
Length: 20 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to extend protection to fashion design, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - Extends copyright protection to fashion designs. Revises the definition of "useful article" to include an article of apparel.Defines "apparel" as articles including clothing, handbags, purses, wallets, tote bags, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 5, 2010

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 1, 2010
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3728”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (6D, 4R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 2196 (Related)
Design Piracy Prohibition Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 30, 2009

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