PARTS Act Archives - BodyShop Business
Orrin Hatch on PARTS Act: Americans Shouldn’t Have to Pay ‘Unreasonably High Prices to Repair Their Cars’

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch has reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would reduce the 14-year time period that OEMs can enforce design patents on crash parts such as bumpers, fenders and door panels against suppliers of aftermarket parts.

ASA Testifies on Capitol Hill Regarding PARTS Act Legislation

“A free and open marketplace does not entail enacting a law that states an aftermarket part is equal to an OEM part. This should be decided by the party making the purchase, ” said ASA President and Executive Director Dan Risley.

Intellectual Property Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on PARTS Act

The PARTS Act limits the term of protection for patented designs of automotive repair parts used to restore automobiles.

PARTS Act Gains 15 House Cosponsors

Quality Parts Coalition believes the PARTS Act “is an important solution to ensure consumers continue to reap benefits from a competitive collision repair parts marketplace that has existed for more than 60 years.”