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The Department of Defense (DOD) has issued a new instruction that establishes internal DOD policies for detecting, avoiding, and remediating counterfeit parts in the DOD supply chain, and allocates responsibility among...more
On May 21, 2012, the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a report of its inquiry into counterfeit parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain. The Committee’s report stated that the problem of counterfeit electronic...more
Counterfeiting is a critical problem for trademark and copyright owners (‘IP owners’) affecting all industries, from pharmaceuticals and medical devices to electrical and auto products, toys and fashion items. To effectively...more
Mar. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. The US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on two landmark civil rights cases focusing on gay marriage. Also, Italy's Supreme...more
In This Issue:
- Counterfeiter’s Beware – Canada Introduces New Law to Deal with Counterfeit and Pirated Products
- A “Sign” of Things to Come – How Bill C-56 Will Change Canadian Trade-Mark Law
There are times when shopping around for the best bargain is a good idea. Buying an airbag for your car is definitely not one of those times. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) recently published a...more
On March 1, 2013, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-56 in the House of Commons (The Combating Counterfeit Products Act). Bill C-56 introduces a series of amendments to the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act,...more
Parliament has introduced a new bill (Bill C-56) to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act, to combat counterfeit products. The bill, if it becomes law, would add new civil and criminal remedies such as...more
On March 1, 2013, the Canadian Government introduced Bill C-56, Combating Counterfeit Products Act. This Bill, which is being promoted by the Government as a means of reducing the presence of, and trade in, counterfeit goods...more
On March 1, 2013, the Canadian Government introduced Bill C-56, Combating Counterfeit Products Act. The passage of Bill C-56 would result in amendments to the Copyright Act and Trade-marks Act designed to strengthen the...more
Originally published in the Portland Business Journal on February 22, 2013.
Counterfeit sales make up as much as 7 percent of worldwide trade. All told, counterfeiting is a $650 billion industry.
In January, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (“NDAA”), which includes numerous new procurement policies directed at contractors and how they bid on and perform government...more
In December 2012, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) released the results of its Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets (the “Notorious Markets Review”), identifying more than 30 marketplaces dealing in...more
On 24 January 2013, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee of the European Parliament endorsed a new Regulation 5129/2013/EC setting out customs procedures for goods suspected of infringing intellectual...more
In This Issue:
- FIGHTING COUNTERFEITS IN CHINA – LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?
- FEDERAL CIRCUIT EXPANDS SCOPE OF INDUCED INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD PATENTS
- JURISDICTIONS SPLIT ON WHEN COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently awarded Fendi at least $12.3 million in damages, finding that the trademark infringement of importer Ashley Reed Trading, Inc. was willful....more
Anyone trying to stop Chinese counterfeiters learns almost immediately that most of the information that would ordinarily identify China-based owners of a URL or website is false. That makes it costly or impossible to...more
When you unknowingly buy a counterfeit handbag, you have been scammed out of your money. But if your car has been outfitted with a counterfeit airbag, you have been robbed of your safety, and possibly your life....more
In our first "Short Wins" of the new year, the Eighth Circuit reverses a district court's order restricting a person in BOP custody from communicating with folks on the outside, the Ninth Circuit reverses on a career offender...more
Legal News: Eye on China Quarterly Newsletter offers companies helpful insight as they successfully navigate China’s complex and ever-changing legal and regulatory environment. In this issue, we focus on the following...more
In This Issue:
• Owner of “WOULD YOU RATHER...?” Wins $8.3 Million
• PC ON A STICK Is Not Merely Descriptive
• Sonoma Wine Producer Wins Geographically Limited Injunction
• Brand Owners Awarded Favorable Damages...more
Under United States federal statutes it is unlawful to import into the United States any merchandise of foreign manufacture if such merchandise, or the label, sign, print, package, wrapper, or receptacle, bears a trademark...more
It is estimated that counterfeiting robs U.S. businesses of over $200 billion dollars annually. However, there are guidelines in place to protect the rightful owners of these counterfeited goods. In this video, Monica Riva...more
After a year-long investigation that involved the review of more than 100,000 pages of documents submitted by DoD, electronic parts manufacturers, defense contractors and subcontractors, electronic parts testing laboratories...more
Pryor Cashman Partner James Klaiber, a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group, has authored the Law360 article entitled Uncovering Enhanced Trademark Protections In The NDAA.
The March 6, 2012 article discusses...more
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