2014 US Code
Title 18 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure (Sections 1 - 6005)
Part I - Crimes (Sections 1 - 2725)
Chapter 33 - Emblems, Insignia, and Names (Sections 700 - 716)
Sec. 711 - "Smokey Bear" character or name

View Metadata
Metadata
Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 33 - EMBLEMS, INSIGNIA, AND NAMES
Sec. 711 - Smokey Bear" character or name
Containssection 711
Date2014
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 5, 2015
Positive LawYes
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditAdded May 23, 1952, ch. 327, §1, 66 Stat. 92; amended Pub. L. 93-318, §5, June 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 245; Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, §§330004(4), 330016(1)(E), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2141, 2146.
Statutes at Large References66 Stat. 92
88 Stat. 245
108 Stat. 2141
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 93-318, Public Law 103-322

Download PDF


18 U.S.C. § 711 (2014)
§711. "Smokey Bear" character or name

Whoever, except as authorized under rules and regulations issued by the Secretary of Agriculture after consultation with the Association of State Foresters and the Advertising Council, knowingly and for profit manufactures, reproduces, or uses the character "Smokey Bear", originated by the Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Association of State Foresters and the Advertising Council for use in public information concerning the prevention of forest fires, or any facsimile thereof, or the name "Smokey Bear" shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

(Added May 23, 1952, ch. 327, §1, 66 Stat. 92; amended Pub. L. 93–318, §5, June 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 245; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §§330004(4), 330016(1)(E), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2141, 2146.)

AMENDMENTS

1994—Pub. L. 103–322, §330016(1)(E), substituted "fined under this title" for "fined not more than $250".

Pub. L. 103–322, §330004(4), struck out last par. which read as follows: "The Secretary of Agriculture may specially authorize the manufacture, reproduction, or use of the character 'Smokey Bear' for a period not to exceed one hundred and eighty days, expiring no later than one year after the enactment hereof, by any person who, because of plans or commitments made prior to the enactment of this Act, would suffer substantial loss if denied such authorization."

1974—Pub. L. 93–318 inserted "and for profit" after "knowingly" and struck out "as a trade name or in such manner as suggests the character 'Smokey Bear' " after "facsimile thereof, or the name 'Smokey Bear' ".

DEPOSIT OF FEES; AVAILABILITY

Deposit of fees collected under regulations governing "Smokey Bear" and availability for use, see section 580p–2 of Title 16, Conservation.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. The United States Government Printing Office may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the US site. Please check official sources.