S. 780: PARTS Act

Introduced:
Apr 23, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Sheldon Whitehouse
Junior Senator from Rhode Island
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Apr 23, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1663 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 23, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 23, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Apr 23, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 23, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

10% chance of getting past committee.
4% chance of being enacted.

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

 
Full Title

A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for an exception from infringement for certain component parts of motor vehicles.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
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Library of Congress Summary

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4/23/2013--Introduced.
Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act of 2013 or the PARTS Act - Makes it not an act of infringement, with respect to a design patent that claims a component part of a motor vehicle as originally manufactured, to:
(1) make, test, or offer to sell within the United States, or import into the United States, any article of manufacture that is similar or the same in appearance to the component part claimed in such design patent if the purpose of such article is for the repair of a motor vehicle to restore its appearance to as originally manufactured; and
(2) use or sell within the United States any such same or similar articles for such restorations more than 30 months after the claimed component part is first offered for public sale as part of a motor vehicle in any country.
Defines "component part" as a component part of the exterior of a motor vehicle only (such as a hood, fender, tail light, side mirror, or quarter panel), excluding an inflatable restraint system or other component part located in the interior of a motor vehicle.
Specifies that an offer to sell includes any marketing of an article of manufacture to prospective purchasers or users and any pre-sale distribution.
Applies this Act to any patent issued, or application filed, before, on, or after the effective date of this Act.

House Republican Conference Summary

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