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Protecting Against Counterfeit Goods: Practical solutions that Work Abroad
Monday, December 2, 2013
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
This program will explore how the practical difficulties of combating
counterfeiting have contributed to a slowly-shifting legal landscape where
intermediaries such as online marketplaces, search engines, payment processors,
and advertisers are shouldering increasing responsibility to avoid trafficking
in counterfeit materials. As direct legal action against counterfeiters is
many times not a realistic option, rights owners have come to rely on the
dispute resolution mechanisms of intermediary companies and the threat of
contributory infringement to try and achieve the same results
addition to discussing the impact of some of the landmark contributory
infringement cases such as Tiffany v. eBay and Viacom v.
YouTube/Google, the program will look at other tools available to combat
counterfeiting, such as prejudgment asset restraints and the broad remedial
measures courts have been willing to impose on counterfeiters in recent
years. In a number of cases, courts have awarded sweeping injunctive
relief to try and give rights owners practical relief against online
counterfeiters who can otherwise easily evade liability.
- Mark Sommers
- Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
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