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S. 1816 (113th): A bill to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to provide for the registration of marks consisting of a flag, coat of arms, or other insignia of the United States, or any State or local government, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 12, 2013 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1816

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 12 (legislative day, December 11), 2013

(for herself, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Schumer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to provide for the registration of marks consisting of a flag, coat of arms, or other insignia of the United States, or any State or local government, and for other purposes.

1.

Registration of certain marks of the United States and State and local governments

Section 2(b) of the Act entitled An Act to provide for the registration and protection of trademarks used in commerce, to carry out the provisions of certain international conventions, and for other purposes , approved July 6, 1946 (commonly referred to as the Trademark Act of 1946 ; 15 U.S.C. 1052(b) ) is amended by inserting after simulation thereof the following: , except that this subsection shall not prevent the United States, or any State, municipality, county, political subdivision, or other governmental authority in the United States, from obtaining registration under this Act of any mark that consists of or comprises its own flag, coat of arms, or other official insignia.