Intellectual Property and Technology News - Issue 20, Q4 2013

In This Issue:

- CHINA AMENDS TRADEMARK LAW: PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR BRAND OWNERS

- SUPREME COURT CORNER

- A CASE FOR COUNTERFEIT TRADE DRESS

- MANAGING YOUR IP ACROSS BORDERS

- Excerpt from A Case for Counterfeit Trade Dress:

Can a product which imitates the look and feel of another product, but does not use the trademarked brand name, still be considered a “counterfeit” product under United States law? Owners of popular brands (like Louis Vuitton and Tiffany) are well acquainted with the counterfeiters’ practice of applying their brand name or logo to fake goods, and often respond with a claim pursuant to Section 32 of the Lanham Act alleging use of a “counterfeit mark.”

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