Senate Bill Would Revamp Trademark Law To Crack Down On Counterfeiting

Law360, New York (September 15, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has introduced a bill that would crack down on knock-offs and add mandatory destruction provisions to trademark law to fight counterfeiting of manufactured goods.

The bill, “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act," was introduced Tuesday by Pennsylvania Republican Arlen Specter (R-PA) as a companion to a bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.

The Senate bill is reported to be only marginally different from its House counterpart, paving the way for relatively easy passage...
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