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NYC Introduces Bill to Punish Buyers of Counterfeit Goods

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The New York City Council has introduced a bill that would punish BUYERS of counterfeit goods.  If convicted the purchaser could face a $1000 fine and a year in jail.

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Innovative Design Protection & Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPPA) May Offer Copyright Protection to Fashion Design

Posted on September 15, 2012 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

New bill introduced into House of Representatives may offer copyright protection to unique and original clothing design.

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Senate Passes "Fake Fashion Bill"

Posted on April 30, 2011 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 A bill pending before Congress may provide copyright protection for unique and non-utilitarian apparel, handbags, belts and sunglasses among other things.  If passed, the Innovative Design Protection & Piracy Act (IDPPA) would provide three years of protection against infringement.  Under the current bill damages would be capped at $50,000 or $1 per infringing copy.   The bill was passed by the Senate on November 30, 2010 but is awaiting approval by the House of Representatives.  Click here for full article