Counterfeiting Crack-Down Bill Sails Through Senate

Law360, New York (February 16, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A version of a bill that would crack down on knock-offs and add mandatory destruction provisions to trademark law in an attempt to fight counterfeiting of manufactured goods was approved by the Senate this week, paving the way for greater trademark protection for U.S. manufacturers.

If passed, H.R. 32 may also provide the U.S. with leverage to request that other countries, particularly China, enact similar changes in their law.

With the Senate’s approval, the bill, “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act," will now be sent back...
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