House Panel OKs Trademark Dilution Bill

Law360, New York (March 11, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A committee with the U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would make it easier for owners of famous brands to sue for trademark dilution.

The bill, known as the “Trademark Dilution Improvement Act of 2005” (H.R. 683), was passed by the full Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

Proponents of the bill say Congressional action is needed in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in a trademark lawsuit brought by lingerie maker Victoria’s Secret, which raised serious questions about a 1995 statute.

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