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The INFORM Act Passes; Combating Counterfeiting with Transparency in Online Sales

USA - January 18 2023 The recent passage of the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers Act (INFORM Act) bears significant…

Robertson D. Beckerlegge, Heather J. McDonald, Sydney W. Park, Kevin M. Wallace

President Trump’s Continued Focus on Counterfeit Goods

USA - November 9 2020 On Oct. 13, President Donald Trump signed a “Memorandum on Stopping Counterfeit Trafficking on E-Commerce Platforms Through Fines and Civil Penalties…

Robertson D. Beckerlegge, Heather J. McDonald, Kevin M. Wallace

The Legislative Branch’s Answer to Stopping Counterfeit Goods: The SHOP SAFE Act

USA - November 2 2020 This post is the second in our ongoing series on the heightened focus in 2020 on combating the sale of counterfeit goods. Our first article focused…

Robertson D. Beckerlegge, Heather J. McDonald, Kevin M. Wallace

A Finding of Willfulness Is Not Required for an Award of Profits in a Trademark Infringement Case

USA - April 24 2020 The Supreme Court has definitively answered the question of whether a plaintiff in a trademark infringement suit is required to show, as a…

Nancy R. Frandsen, Kevin M. Wallace

US Government Cracks Down on Counterfeits in 2020

USA - March 18 2020 Combating counterfeit goods has become a serious focus of the U.S. government in 2020. This article is the first in an ongoing series about the…

Robertson D. Beckerlegge, Heather J. McDonald, Kevin M. Wallace