H.R. 778: No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act

Introduced:
Feb 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Feb 15, 2013
Prognosis
28% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 647 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 21, 2013

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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Feb 15, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Darrell Issa
Representative for California's 49th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 15, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1166 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 17, 2011

S. 647 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 21, 2013

 
Full Title

To modify the prohibition on recognition by United States courts of certain rights relating to certain marks, trade names, or commercial names.

Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

50% chance of getting past committee.
28% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
19 cosponsors (12R, 7D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/15/2013--Introduced.
No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act - Amends the Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 to prohibit U.S. courts from recognizing, enforcing, or otherwise validating any assertion of rights by an individual (under current law, by a designated Cuban national) of a mark, trade name, or commercial name that was used in connection with a business or assets that were confiscated by the Cuban government unless the original owner of such mark or name, or such owner's bona fide successor, has expressly consented.
Applies such prohibition only if the individual asserting the rights knew or had reason to know at the time of acquiring the rights asserted that the mark or name was the same or substantially similar to the mark or name used in connection with the business or assets that were confiscated.

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