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senate Bill S. 1368

Access to Repair Parts Act

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Access to Repair Parts Act

Official Title

A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to create an exception from infringement of design patents for certain component parts used to repair another article of manufacture.


Access to Repair Parts Act - Makes it not an act of infringement of any design patent to make, use, offer to sell, sell, or import into the United States any article that is a component part of another article, if the sole purpose of the component part is for the repair of the article of which it is a part so as to restore its original appearance.

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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJune 25th, 2009

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