H. R. 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 1, 2019
Mr. Jeffries (for himself and Mrs. Roby) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to provide for the registration of marks consisting of the flag, coat of arms, or other official insignia of the United States, any State or municipality of the United States, or any foreign nation.
This Act may be cited as the
Fair Licensing Access for Governments Act of 2019 or the
FLAG Act of 2019.
Registration of certain marks consisting of flags, coats of arms, or other insignia
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 5, 1946 (commonly referred to as the
Trademark Act of 1946; 15 U.S.C. 1052(b)) is amended by inserting
except by the written consent of the competent authority after