IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 1, 2017
Mr. Nelson (for himself, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. Menendez) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To modify the prohibition on recognition by United States courts of certain rights relating to certain marks, trade names, or commercial names.
This Act may be cited as the
No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act.
Modification of prohibition
Section 211 of the Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 (as contained in section 101(b) of division A of Public Law 105–277; 112 Stat. 2681–88) is amended—
in subsection (a)(2)—
by a designated national; and
by inserting before the period
that was used in connection with a business or assets that were confiscated unless the original owner of the mark, trade name, or commercial name, or the bona fide successor-in-interest has expressly consented;
in subsection (b), by striking
by a designated national or its successor-in-interest;
by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e);
by inserting after subsection (c) the following:
Subsections (a)(2) and (b) of this section shall apply only if the person or entity asserting the rights knew or had reason to know at the time when the person or entity acquired the rights asserted that the mark, trade name, or commercial name was the same as or substantially similar to a mark, trade name, or commercial name that was used in connection with a business or assets that were confiscated.
in subsection (e), as so redesignated, by striking
In this section: and all that follows through
(2) The term and inserting
In this section, the term.