H.R.7224 - To amend title 18, United States Code, to create an offense for misuse in communications of a registered mark.110th Congress (2007-2008)
Summary: H.R.7224 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Introduced in House (09/29/2008)
Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine of up to $2 million ($5 million for a person other than an individual [e.g., a business entity]) and/or a prison term of up to 10 years on any person who uses a trademark, service mark, collective mark, or certification mark registered on the principal register in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with the intent to deceive the public that such use is authorized by the owner of the mark. Increases such penalties for subsequent offenses.