Anti-Counterfeiting Bill Advances In U.S. House

Law360, New York (March 22, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel has backed a bill that would add mandatory destruction provisions to trademark law to fight counterfeiting of manufactured goods.

The Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act was passed by voice vote by the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.

The subcommittee voted without objection to send the measure to the full House Judiciary Committee.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Mich., would change trademark law to provide for the forfeiture of property used in the counterfeiting...
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