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Petrosian appeals counterfeit trafficking, mail fraud, and conspiracy convictions

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals USA v PETROSIAN  No. 9650120 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, No. 96-50120Plaintiff-Appellee,D.C. No.v. CR-95-00376- RSWLVATCHAGAN PETROSIAN, Defendant-Appellant. OPINION Appeal from the United States District Courtfor the Central District of California Ronald S.W. Lew, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted November 7, 1996–Pasadena, California Filed October 15, 1997 Before: James R. Browning, David […]

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Federal Website Seizures

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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Right of Publicity on FindLaw

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FindLaw The Right of Publicity A separate issue from copyright, which protects the creator of the video or photo, is the right of publicity, which protects the subject of the content.  Right of publicity laws protect people from the unauthorized commercial use of their name, likeness, or identity.  A majority of states have right of […]

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