IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 1, 2019
Ms. Klobuchar (for herself, Mr. Tillis, and Mr. Schumer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 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, 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 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