Bill Sponsor
House Bill 1505
118th Congress(2023-2024)
No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act of 2023
Active
Active
Passed House on Nov 13, 2023
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 9, 2023
Latest Action
Nov 14, 2023
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
1505
Congress
118
Policy Area
Commerce
Commerce
Primary focus of measure is business investment, development, regulation; small business; consumer affairs; competition and restrictive trade practices; manufacturing, distribution, retail; marketing; intellectual property. Measures concerning international competitiveness and restrictions on imports and exports may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
checkPassed on November 13, 2023
Status
Passed
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H5676)
Summary

No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act

This bill modifies the bar against U.S. courts enforcing or validating trademarks that were confiscated by the Cuban government.

The bill prohibits U.S. courts and executive branch agencies from enforcing or validating such confiscated trademarks if the mark has been used in connection with a confiscated business or asset. Currently, the prohibition is limited to U.S. courts and applies only if the confiscated trademark is being asserted in the United States by a Cuban national.

Under the bill, the prohibition shall not apply if the original trademark owner, or a successor, has expressly consented to the enforcement action.

The prohibition shall apply only if the entity asserting the trademark rights knew or should have known, when it acquired the rights, that the mark was the same or substantially similar to one connected to a confiscated business or asset.

Text (4)
November 14, 2023
November 13, 2023
September 29, 2023
March 9, 2023
Actions (13)
11/14/2023
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
11/13/2023
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/13/2023
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5676)
11/13/2023
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H5676)
11/13/2023
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1505.
11/13/2023
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5676-5677)
11/13/2023
Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/29/2023
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 188.
09/29/2023
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 118-232.
05/24/2023
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
05/24/2023
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held
03/09/2023
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
03/09/2023
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Updated
Feb 14, 2024 4:56:08 PM