Bill Text — Dec 20, 2012
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Sep 10, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013
This bill was introduced on September 20, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senior Senator from New York
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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2012
Length: 14 pages
A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to extend protection to fashion design, and for other purposes.
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 >
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