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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: August 7, 2013 01:39 PM
From: Representative Neal P. Goodman
To: All House members
Subject: Made in PA Program
I will be introducing legislation to expand the PA Preferred concept to more products made in Pennsylvania.

As you may know, the PA Department of Agriculture started the PA Preferred program in 2004 to identify and promote food and agricultural products grown, produced, or processed in Pennsylvania. It was subsequently enacted into law by Act 78 of 2011. The program’s members – predominantly producers and processors - are licensed by the Department to display the trademark blue and gold PA Preferred logo. Due to federal trademark law, PA Preferred cannot simply be extended beyond the classification schedules encompassing the agricultural industry.

My legislation will expand this successful program by establishing a new “Made in PA” logo to include a broader range of products made in Pennsylvania that are not covered by the registered PA Preferred label. By drawing on the achievements of this program through a complementary Made in PA trademark, I believe we can advance its proven benefits for many more Pennsylvania businesses and consumers.

Thank you.

Introduced as HB1800