Congress Gives Lift To Victoria's Secret Trademark Bill

Law360, New York (September 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Prompted by a 2003 dispute between lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret and an adult novelty store, Congress approved a new bill to clarify trademark protection laws for famous brands on Monday.

The bill, which now needs only the signature of the President to become law, will make it easier for the owner of a well-known trademark to take legal action against imitators.

Specifically, the bill includes new definitions for “blurring” and “tarnishment,” which affirm that brand dilution may occur regardless of "the presence or absence of actual,...
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