Ala. Lawmakers Get Tough On Trademark Violations

Law360, New York (April 23, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT) -- Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill that aims to offer additional trademark dilution remedies and increase damages for trademark violations.

AL HB 165, sponsored by state Reps. Greg Canfield, R-Jefferson/Shelby, and Marcel Black, D-Colbert, was passed by the Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday. The legislation was sent to Gov. Bob Riley the same day, and if signed into law, will go into effect on Jan. 1.

The bill was introduced in January to update the Alabama trademark statute so that trademark owners can seek injunctive...
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