H.R.3889 - PARTS Act

To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for an exception from infringement for certain component parts of motor vehicles. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for an exception from infringement for certain component parts of motor vehicles. as introduced.
  • Short: PARTS Act as introduced.
  • Short: Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act or the PARTS Act - Makes it not an act of infringement, with respect to a design patent that claims a component part of a motor vehicle as originally manufactured, to: (1) make, test, or offer to sell within the United States, or import into

Official Summary

Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act or the PARTS Act - Makes it not an act of infringement, with respect to a design patent that claims a component part of a motor vehicle as originally manufactured, to:
(1) make, test, or offer to sell within the United States, or import into the United States, any article of manufacture that is similar or the same in appearance to the component part claimed in such design patent if the purpose of such article is for the repair of a motor vehicle to restore its appearance to as originally manufactured; and
(2) use or sell within the United States any such same or similar articles for such restorations more than 30 months after the claimed component part is first offered for public sale as part of a motor vehicle in any country. Specifies that an offer to sell includes any marketing of an article of manufacture to prospective purchasers or users and any pre-sale distribution. Applies this Act to any patent issued, or application filed, before, on, or after the effective date of this Act.

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