H.R.4216 - Foreign Counterfeit Prevention Act
To provide for the exchange of information related to trade enforcement. view all titles (2)
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- Official: To provide for the exchange of information related to trade enforcement. as introduced.
- Short: Foreign Counterfeit Prevention Act as introduced.
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Official SummaryForeign Counterfeit Prevention Act - Amends the federal criminal code to provide that it shall not be a violation of the prohibition against a federal employee disclosing trade secrets or other confidential or proprietary information for an officer or employee of U.S. Customs and Border Pro
Official SummaryForeign Counterfeit Prevention Act - Amends the federal criminal code to provide that it shall not be a violation of the prohibition against a federal employee disclosing trade secrets or other confidential or proprietary information for an officer or employee of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP):
(1) at the time that merchandise is presented for examination and thereafter, to provide the owner of a copyright or a registered mark or any person who may be injured by a circumvention of copyright protection systems with any information appearing on the merchandise, including its retail packaging, or a sample or image of such merchandise and its retail packaging, for the purposes of determining whether the merchandise or its packaging infringes the copyright, bears or consists of a counterfeit mark of the registered mark, or is a violation of copyright protection systems; or
(2) after a determination is made that merchandise is in violation of copyright protection systems, to provide certain information to persons injured by such violation, including the date of importation, the U.S. port of entry at which the merchandise was seized, a description of the merchandise, the country of origin of the merchandise, the names and addresses of the foreign manufacturer, the exporter, and the importer of the merchandise, and a photographic or digital image of the merchandise.
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H.R.4216 Foreign Counterfeit Prevention Act
March 29, 2012
I oppose H.R.4216 - Foreign Counterfeit Prevention Act, If passed, it will permit DHS agents to coordinate with private companies in enforcing IP law. This further blurring of the distinction between corporations and government will put individuals at risk of corporate abuse. Please take a look at
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