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Senate Bill 0495


Senate Bill 0495

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Trademark piracy. Provides that a person who manufactures or produces with intent to sell, sells, offers for sale, or possesses with intent to sell an item bearing a counterfeit mark or a service identified by a counterfeit mark, commits trademark counterfeiting, a Class A misdemeanor. Provides for felony penalty enhancements that apply to trademark counterfeiting if the offense involves a certain retail value or a certain quantity of items. Provides that a court may order that: (1) the items bearing a counterfeit mark be released to the owner of the trademark that was counterfeited, or destroyed; or (2) the equipment used to manufacture the items bearing a counterfeit mark be destroyed or disposed of in a manner that the court considers appropriate.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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