U.S. House Passes IP Enforcement Bill

Law360, New York (May 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that would crack down on copyright and trademark infringement by shifting more resources toward federal enforcement of intellectual property laws.

The bill, known as the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act, passed the House by a 410-11 vote. A companion bill in the Senate is still pending.

“A comprehensive measure, it is not confined to making marginal improvements in the available civil and criminal authorities,” said Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.). “Instead, it incorporates bold...
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