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Calendar No. 404

110th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1640


To amend chapter 13 of title 17, United States Code (relating to the vessel hull design protection), to clarify the definitions of a hull and a deck.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 18, 2007

Mr. Leahy (for himself, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Kohl, and Mr. Whitehouse) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

October 4, 2007

Reported by Mr. Leahy, without amendment


A BILL

To amend chapter 13 of title 17, United States Code (relating to the vessel hull design protection), to clarify the definitions of a hull and a deck.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Vessel hull design protection.

(a) Short title.—This section may be cited as the “Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2007”.

(b) Designs protected.—Section 1301(a) of title 17, United States Code, is amended by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:

“(2) VESSEL FEATURES.—The design of a vessel hull, deck, or combination of a hull and deck, including a plug or mold, is subject to protection under this chapter, notwithstanding section 1302(4).”.

(c) Definitions.—Section 1301(b) of title 17, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2), by striking “vessel hull, including a plug or mold,” and inserting “vessel hull or deck, including a plug or mold,”;

(2) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:

“(4) A ‘hull’ is the exterior frame or body of a vessel, exclusive of the deck, superstructure, masts, sails, yards, rigging, hardware, fixtures, and other attachments.”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(7) A ‘deck’ is the horizontal surface of a vessel that covers the hull, including exterior cabin and cockpit surfaces, and exclusive of masts, sails, yards, rigging, hardware, fixtures, and other attachments.”.


Calendar No. 404

110th CONGRESS
     1st Session
S. 1640

A BILL
To amend chapter 13 of title 17, United States Code (relating to the vessel hull design protection), to clarify the definitions of a hull and a deck.

October 4, 2007
Reported without amendment