The trademark counterfeiting business is booming! Check out the trademark counterfeits at the bottom of this page.
Phonies, frauds and thieves are thriving in an industry that is driven by greed, disregard for the rights and reputations of others and by consumers with low self esteem.
Yes, you read correctly; consumers with low self esteem have been documented by researchers to be most susceptible to trafficking in the trademark counterfeiting trade.
Consumer fraud by a martial art school or instructor begins when material fact is misrepresented in web pages, advertising, signage and verbal claims when registered trademarks are used without a license from the trademark owner. Fraud by a martial art school may be perpetrated upon students for years through the use of counterfeit patches, issuance of counterfeit rank certificates, the sale or distribution […]
The Lanham Act, The Trademark Act of 1984 and the Anticounterfeiting Consumer Protection Act of 1996 are Federal laws that address the growing issue of trademark counterfeiting. Consumers who have been induced to enroll at a martial art studio when misrepresentation of material fact was present as a result of trademark infringement or trademark counterfeiting may have grounds for legal recourse against the […]
News 4/18/2012 Baker Hostetler Hosts Prominent Legal Training Seminar on Combatting Trademark Counterfeiting for County and State Law Enforcement The firm hosted a continuing legal training seminar on combatting trademark counterfeiting early last month spearheaded by Cleveland office Coordinator for the firm’s Intellectual Property, Technology and Media practice, Partner Deborah Wilcox. This event for local, state […]