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TITLE VIII--ACQUISITION POLICY, ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED MATTERS

Subtitle G Governmentwide Acquisition Improvements

DHNDAA Section

House Armed Services Report 110-652

SEC. 881. EXPANSION OF AUTHORITY TO RETAIN FEES FROM LICENSING OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

Section 2260 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--

(1) in subsection (a), by inserting `or the Secretary of Homeland Security' after `Secretary of Defense'; and

(2) in subsection (f)--

(A) by striking `(f) Definitions- In this section, the' and inserting the following:

`(f) Definitions- In this section:

`(1) The'; and

(B) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

`(2) The term `Secretary concerned' has the meaning provided in section 101(a)(9) of this title and also includes--

`(A) the Secretary of Defense, with respect to matters concerning the Defense Agencies and Department of Defense Field Activities; and

`(B) the Secretary of Homeland Security, with respect to matters concerning the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Department of the Navy.'.

SECTION 842--EXPANSION OF AUTHORITY TO RETAIN FEES FROM LICENSING OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

This section would amend section 2260 of title 10, United States Code, to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security to register and license trademarks that are owned and controlled by the government. This section would clarify that the Secretary of Defense could use the authority provided in section 2260 to register and license trademarks belonging to defense agencies and defense field activities. This section would also clarify that the Secretary of Homeland Security can issue regulations governing the registration and licensing of trademarks owned and controlled by the United States Coast Guard.

 

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