H. R. 1849
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 7, 2013
Mr. Smith of Texas (for himself, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Cassidy, and Mr. Waxman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Hobby Protection Act to make unlawful the provision of assistance or support in violation of that Act, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Collectible Coin Protection
Provision of assistance or support
The Hobby Protection Act ( 15 U.S.C. 2101 et seq. ) is amended—
in section 2—
in subsection (b),
, or the sale in commerce after
by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e) and inserting after subsection (c) the following:
provision of assistance or support
It shall be a violation of subsection (a) or (b) for a person to provide substantial assistance or support to any manufacturer, importer, or seller if that person knows or consciously avoids knowing that the manufacturer, importer, or seller is engaged in any act or practice that violates subsection (a) or (b).
in subsection (e)
(as so redesignated), by striking
and (b) and inserting
(b), and (d);
in section 3—
If any person and inserting
(a) In general.—If any
or has an agent and inserting
, has an agent, transacts
business, or wherever venue is proper under
section 1391 of title 28, United
by adding at the end the following:
If the violation of section 2 (a) or (b) or a rule under section 2(c) also involves unauthorized use of registered trademarks belonging to a collectibles certification service, the owner of such trademarks shall have, in addition to the remedies provided in subsection (a), all rights provided under sections 34, 35, and 36 of the Trademark Act of 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1116, 1117, and 1118) for violations of such Act.
in section 7, by adding at the end the following:
The term collectibles certification service means a person recognized by collectors for providing independent certification that collectible items are genuine.