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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 963


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.


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


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.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

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

SEC. 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”.