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House anticounterfeiting bill prohibits altering of cosmetics, fragrance ID codes.

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

HOUSE ANTICOUNTERFEITING BILL: PRODUCT ID CODE ALTERING PROHIBITED for a variety of consumer products, including cosmetics, fragrances, pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, under Rep. Robert Goodlatte's (R-Va.) Trademark Anticounterfeiting Act. HR 3891 would amend the Lanham Act to make it unlawful for anyone other than the consumer or manufacturer of a product to "directly or indirectly alter, conceal, remove, obliterate, deface, strip or peel any product identification code affixed to or embedded in" that product. HR 3891, introduced May 19, was passed by the House Judiciary Committee by voice vote July 16. Floor debate has not been scheduled.

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