Lawmakers Want IP Holders Involved In Counterfeit Probes

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT) -- Two U.S. House of Representatives members have introduced a bill to cut down on imports of counterfeit products by giving U.S. Customs and Border Patrol the authority to share critical information with those who hold intellectual property rights, they announced Wednesday.

The legislation, known as the Foreign Counterfeit Prevention Act, was introduced in the House on Tuesday by Reps. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Steven Chabot, R-Ohio. It would amend the Trade Secrets Act to allow Customs — once it has intercepted a potential counterfeit shipment —...
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