Bill Seeks To Step Up Enforcement Of IP Infringement

Law360, New York (December 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The head of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee has proposed a bill that aims to get tough on copyright and trademark infringement by shifting more resources toward federal enforcement of intellectual property laws.

Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) introduced the piece of legislation on Wednesday in a move to clarify existing copyright and trademark laws, hike up infringement penalties and create a position for an IP enforcement officer who would act as an adviser to the president.

"This legislation is an important and necessary step...
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