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Public Law No: 113-288 (12/19/2014)

[113th Congress Public Law 288]
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Public Law 113-288
113th Congress

                                 An Act

  To amend the Hobby Protection Act to make unlawful the provision of 
     assistance or support in violation of that Act, and for other 
            purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 19, 2014 -  [H.R. 2754]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Collectible Coin 
Protection Act.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 15 USC 2101 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Collectible Coin Protection Act''.

    The Hobby Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 2101 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) <<NOTE: 15 USC 2101.>> in section 2--
                    (A) in subsection (b), by inserting ``, or the sale 
                in commerce'' after ``distribution in commerce'';
                    (B) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection 
                (e) and inserting after subsection (c) the following:

    ``(d) Provision of Assistance or Support.--It shall be a violation 
of subsection (a) or (b) for a person to provide substantial assistance 
or support to any manufacturer, importer, or seller if that person knows 
or should have known that the manufacturer, importer, or seller is 
engaged in any act or practice that violates subsection (a) or (b).''; 
                    (C) in subsection (e) (as so redesignated), by 
                striking ``and (b)'' and inserting ``(b), and (d)'';
            (2) <<NOTE: 15 USC 2102.>> in section 3--
                    (A) by striking ``If any person'' and inserting 
                ``(a) In General.--If any person'';
                    (B) by striking ``or has an agent'' and inserting 
                ``, has an agent, transacts business, or wherever venue 
                is proper under section 1391 of title 28, United States 
                Code''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(b) Trademark Violations.--If the violation of section 2 (a) or 
(b) or a rule under section 2(c) also involves unauthorized use of 
registered trademarks belonging to a collectibles certification service, 
the owner of such trademarks shall have, in addition to the remedies 
provided in subsection (a), all rights provided under sections 34, 35, 
and 36 of the Trademark Act of 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1116, 1117, and 1118) for 
violations of such Act.''; and
            (3) <<NOTE: Definitions. 15 USC 2106.>> in section 7, by 
        adding at the end the following:
            ``(8) The term `collectibles certification service' means a 
        person recognized by collectors for providing independent 
        certification that collectible items are genuine.
            ``(9) The term `Trademark Act of 1946' means the Act 
        entitled `An Act to provide for the registration and protection

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        of trademarks used in commerce, to carry out the provisions of 
        certain international conventions, and for other purposes', 
        approved July 5, 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.).''.

    Approved December 19, 2014.


                                                        Vol. 159 (2013):
                                    July 30, considered and passed 
                                                        Vol. 160 (2014):
                                    Dec. 15, considered and passed