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Registering Trademarks & Copyrights with U.S. Customs
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
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
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.
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
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
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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