The International Chamber of Commerce estimates that the value of counterfeit and pirated products worldwide is about $600 billion and projects that figure to double by 2015. Last year, U.S. agents conducted nearly 20,000 seizures of grey market goods and products that infringed on intellectual property rights—an increase of 34% from 2010, according to a report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Litigation and counseling concerning counterfeiting and brand identity is, therefore, an increasingly crucial part of a company’s business market positioning. Protecting, enforcing and defending these rights is critical to the success of every business. At Fox Rothschild, our trial attorneys handle litigation and investigations arising from counterfeiting and related claims for trademark and copyright infringement, cybersquatting, false advertising and unfair competition. Our attorneys also have extensive experience handling misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information claims.
Our litigators have particularknowledge in temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction hearings involving applications for, and defense of, emergency injunctive relief, government seizures, and related investigations and seizures under the following statutes:
- Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)
- Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PIPA)
- Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN Act)
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
- Lanham Act (the U.S. Trademark Act)