S.682 - A bill to amend chapter 33 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the unauthorized use of the names "Visiting Nurse Association", "Visiting Nurse Service", "VNA", "VNS", or "VNAA", or the unauthorized use of the name or insignia of the Visiting Nurse Association of America.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Simon, Paul [D-IL] (Introduced 03/17/1989)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary | House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/22/1990 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Administration of Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.682 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (10/18/1990)
Amends the Federal criminal code to prescribe penalties for the unauthorized use of the name Visiting Nurse Association, Visiting Nurse Service, VNA, VNS, or any colorable imitation thereof, in commerce or in connection with any goods or services in such a manner as to cause confusion or to falsely suggest that the goods, services, person, or organization is associated in any way with a Visiting Nurse Association, Visiting Nurse Service, or Visiting Nurse Associations of America.
Specifies that the provisions of this Act shall not apply to any person or organization who used such names continuously for at least two years prior to the date of enactment of this Act.