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Trademark Enforcement

Chesapeake Store Owner Convicted of Trademark Fraud

Reading Time: 1 minute The owner of two Chesapeake sporting goods stores and former proprietor of a Norfolk flea market stand was convicted by a judge on Friday of one count of felony trademark infringement. Keith Carter, who opened his first brick-and-mortar Players Sports Nuts store three years ago, is to be sentenced Aug. 31 in Chesapeake Circuit Court.  Read full story

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Federal Website Seizures

Reading Time: 1 minute The Attorney General may seize trademark or copyright infringing websites under the government’s Operation In Our Sites v. 2.0. program.  This action is authorized under federal law 18 U.S.C. §§ 981 and 2323, which specifically allows the Federal government to seize property involved in illegal activity.  Trademark counterfeiting and intellectual property infringement activity is illegal and is punishable by federal penalties […]

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