[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 128, 113th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

Public Law 113-288
113th Congress

An Act

To amend the Hobby Protection Act to make unlawful the provision of
assistance or support in violation of that Act, and for other
purposes. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <>

This Act may be cited as the ``Collectible Coin Protection Act''.

The Hobby Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 2101 et seq.) is amended--
(1) <> in section 2--
(A) in subsection (b), by inserting ``, or the sale
in commerce'' after ``distribution in commerce'';
(B) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection
(e) and inserting after subsection (c) the following:

``(d) Provision of Assistance or Support.--It shall be a violation
of subsection (a) or (b) for a person to provide substantial assistance
or support to any manufacturer, importer, or seller if that person knows
or should have known that the manufacturer, importer, or seller is
engaged in any act or practice that violates subsection (a) or (b).'';
(C) in subsection (e) (as so redesignated), by
striking ``and (b)'' and inserting ``(b), and (d)'';
(2) <> in section 3--
(A) by striking ``If any person'' and inserting
``(a) In General.--If any person'';
(B) by striking ``or has an agent'' and inserting
``, has an agent, transacts business, or wherever venue
is proper under section 1391 of title 28, United States
Code''; and
(C) by adding at the end the following:

``(b) Trademark Violations.--If the violation of section 2 (a) or
(b) or a rule under section 2(c) also involves unauthorized use of
registered trademarks belonging to a collectibles certification service,
the owner of such trademarks shall have, in addition to the remedies
provided in subsection (a), all rights provided under sections 34, 35,
and 36 of the Trademark Act of 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1116, 1117, and 1118) for
violations of such Act.''; and
(3) <> in section 7, by
adding at the end the following:
``(8) The term `collectibles certification service' means a
person recognized by collectors for providing independent
certification that collectible items are genuine.
``(9) The term `Trademark Act of 1946' means the Act
entitled `An Act to provide for the registration and protection

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of trademarks used in commerce, to carry out the provisions of
certain international conventions, and for other purposes',
approved July 5, 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.).''.

Approved December 19, 2014.


Vol. 159 (2013):
July 30, considered and passed
Vol. 160 (2014):
Dec. 15, considered and passed