H.R. 6215 (112th): To amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to correct an error in the provisions relating to remedies for dilution.

Jul 26, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Signed by the President
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This bill became Pub.L. 112-190.
Lamar Smith
Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district
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Sep 25, 2012
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This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 5, 2012.

Introduced Jul 26, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 26, 2012
Reported by Committee Aug 01, 2012
Passed House Sep 11, 2012
Passed Senate Sep 22, 2012
Signed by the President Oct 05, 2012

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10/5/2012--Public Law.
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Amends the Trademark Act of 1946 to specify that ownership of a valid federal registration of a mark is a complete bar to an action with respect to the mark that:
(1) is brought by another person under the common law or a statute of a state; and
(2) seeks to prevent dilution (by blurring or by tarnishment) or asserts any claim of actual or likely damage or harm to the distinctiveness or reputation of a mark, label, or form of advertisement.
(Removes any such federal-registration defense with respect to dilution claims under federal law and specifies that such a defense is only available in response to dilution claims under state law.)

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