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Anticounterfeiting Consumer Protection Act

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Final rule amends Customs regulations to clarify that the 1996 act protects both foreign and domestic products against counterfeiters, the Customs Service announces in the Federal Register Sept. 25. Previously, one section of the anticounterfeiting act used the phrase, "American trademark," which one commenter deemed "ambiguous." Customs agreed, stating the reference "could cause confusion regarding the scope of the protection offered." Customs published an interim regulation on two new statutory provisions of the act Nov. 17, 1997. The comment period closed Jan. 16. The final rule is effective Oct. 26
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