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H.R.1663: PARTS Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
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Sponsor Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 8 (5 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced April 23, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act of 2013 or 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.

Defines "component part" as a component part of the exterior of a motor vehicle only (such as a hood, fender, tail light, side mirror, or quarter panel), excluding an inflatable restraint system...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
April 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.