On 3 May 2022, a coalition of 38 civil society organizations, trade associations, and companies wrote to U.S. Congressional leaders to share their collective opposition to H.R. 5374, the Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-commerce (SHOP SAFE) Act. IP Justice joined in this diverse coalition letter to warn against the [...]
IP Justice responded to a question posed from the USTR to IP Justice regarding its submission in the 2022 Special 301 Annual Review Process. Specifically, the USTR asked IP Justice to answer: What has changed in the past year that warrants Canada’s removal from the Special 301 List? IP Justice stated that Canada did not [...]
IP Justice Joins Letter to Congress from 38 Civil Society and Industry Orgs to Raise Concerns About SHOP SAFE Act, Which Threatens to Undermine Free Speech, Innovation, Privacy, and Consumer Choice
Read the joint civil society - industry letter on SHOP SAFE Act here. Related: 26 law professors send similar letter on SHOP SAFE Act here.
Making Online Marketplaces Liable for Contributory Trademark Infringement Will Harm Consumers By Alyssa Aguilar In an attempt to protect consumers from defective and unsafe counterfeit products online, Senator Coons (D-DE) introduced SHOP SAFE (Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-commerce Act of 2021) in May 2021. Representative Nadler (D-NY) proposed an [...]
IP Justice Urges USTR to Consider Broader Policy Goals in Annual “Special 301” Process On 31 January 2022 IP Justice submitted a comment to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) via its “Special 301” annual review process, which evaluates other countries’ laws and practices regarding intellectual property rights. Each year, the USTR’s [...]
IP Justice Supports Consumers’ Rights in the 2021 Comment to the USTR Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy
Every year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) publishes a Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy, known widely as the Notorious Markets List. The report highlights online and physical markets that reportedly engage in or facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy. The USTR requests comments and rebuttal comments from [...]