Trade Bill Would Beef Up Border IP Protections, Sens. Hear

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT) -- Private industry stakeholders told a congressional committee Wednesday that planned legislation to strengthen the trade functions of U.S. customs agencies would boost their ability to fight the import of counterfeit or rights-infringing goods.

Testifying before the Senate Finance Committee, executives from Procter & Gamble Co. and other companies praised provisions in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Reauthorization Act that would allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection to share more information about suspected shipments with private rights holders.

In the past, Customs had limited these disclosures...
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