January 14, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 14, 2012, the US House of Representatives postponed hearings on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Many popular and influential websites had responded negatively to the bill because of its controversial Domain Name System (DNS) blocking provisions, which would have required US Internet ...[read more]
July 5, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The European Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to reject the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in a vote of 39 in favor and 478 opposed, with 165 abstentions. The ACTA is designed to curb intellectual property theft, such as production of counterfeit goods and medicine ...[read more]
September 3, 2010
by Zach Zagger
The Paris Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a 2008 judgment against the online auction house eBay for its role in the sale of counterfeit goods but significantly reduced the amount of damages eBay has to pay. The appeals court cut the damages to be paid to French luxury goods giant LVMH Moet ...[read more]
April 2, 2010
by Patrice Collins
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that Internet auction house eBay is not required to actively monitor its website for the sale of counterfeit goods. The decision comes in a case brought by jeweler Tiffany & Company, alleging that eBay diluted its trademark by ...[read more]
February 12, 2010
by Matt Glenn
The Paris District Court on Thursday ordered Internet auction house eBay to pay LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) 200,000 ($275,000) in damages for paying search engines to direct customers to counterfeit LVMH products. The court found that eBay registered names similar to Louis Vuitton... ...[read more]
October 14, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
US President George W. Bush Monday signed into law a bill that will provide for additional intellectual property (IP) rights enforcement resources and stronger penalties for violators of those rights. The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008, allows for ...[read more]
July 14, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A New York district court judge ruled Monday that Internet auction house eBay is not required to actively monitor its website for the sale of counterfeit goods. The decision comes in a case brought by jeweler Tiffany & Company, alleging that eBay diluted its trademark by facilitating the ...[read more]
July 1, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A French court Monday ordered Internet auction house eBay to pay $63 million in damages to LVMH Mot Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), finding that the website failed to prevent the sale of counterfeit luxury goods that infringed on registered designs. LVMH praised the holding as a victory for... ...[read more]
May 15, 2007
by Brett Murphy
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales submitted the Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2007 to Congress on Monday, legislation meant to strengthen current copyright laws and provide harsher penalties for counterfeiters. The new measure would increase the maximum penalty for willful ...[read more]
March 7, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
The US House of Representatives Tuesday approved a bill to bolster anti-counterfeiting laws expected to prevent billions of dollars in losses to US manufacturers. The Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act, passed by the Senate last month, mandates the elimination of all equipment used to ...[read more]

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