Description: TO PASS S. 1585, A BILL TO PREVENT THE UNAUTHORIZED MANUFACTURE AND USE OF THE CHARACTER "WOODSY OWL."
Bill summary: (LATEST SUMMARY)
Declares as U.S. property the name and character "Smokey Bear" and the name and character "Woodsy Owl" and the associated slogan "Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute".
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to license appropriate private use of "Woodsy Owl" and the slogan "Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute" in return for royalty fees. Requires that such revenue be used to further the environmental protection program. Grants the Secretary the power to seek an injunction to stop the
unauthorized manufacture, use or reproduction of "Smokey Bear", "Woodsy Owl" or "Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute." Creates criminal misdemeanor liability for the unauthorized commercial use of "Smokey Bear", "Woodsy Owl" or "Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute."
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Bill titles: A bill to prevent the unauthorized manufacture and use of the character "Woodsy Owl", and for other purposes.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 120-46, p. H2411;
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov