S. 3523 (112th): Innovative Design Protection Act of 2012


Sep 10, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 20, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Senior Senator from New York



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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2012
Length: 14 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)

Innovative Design Protection Act of 2012 - Extends copyright protection to fashion designs. Revises the definition of "useful article" to include an article of apparel (clothing, handbags, purses, wallets, tote ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 10, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 20, 2012
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3523”). 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 (7D, 3R) (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. 2511 (Related)
Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 13, 2011

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