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S. 963 (116th): FLAG Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 1, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 963

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 1, 2019

(for herself, Mr. Tillis, 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 the flag, coat of arms, or other official insignia of the United States, any State or municipality, or any foreign nation.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fair Licensing Access for Governments Act of 2019 or the FLAG Act of 2019.

2.

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 known as the Trademark Act of 1946 or the Lanham Act) (15 U.S.C. 1052(b)), is amended by inserting except by written consent of the competent authority after simulation thereof.