Senate Panel Clears Fashion IP Protection Legislation

Law360, New York (December 1, 2010, 8:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill Wednesday designed to protect fashion designers and manufactures from intellectual property infringement while minimizing so-called frivolous litigation.

The committee cleared the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, S.3728, with a voice vote, sending the bill to the full Senate.

"We think it strikes the right balance between providing narrow protection to the truly unique and original fashion designs while deterring and preventing frivolous lawsuits," said the bill's sponsor, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who also added a technical...
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