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Trademark counterfeiting, product piracy, and the billion dollar threat to the U.S. economy

Author: Paul R Paradise
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 1999.
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Examines the impact trademark counterfeiting and product piracy have had on the United States economy, traces its history, and explains how it is done.
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Paradise, Paul R., 1950-
Trademark counterfeiting, product piracy, and the billion dollar threat to the U.S. economy.
Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 1999
(OCoLC)607363456
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Paradise
ISBN: 1567202500 9781567202502
OCLC Number: 40595613
Description: x, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Trademark counterfeiting. The importance of intellectual property ; Trademark Act of 1946 (Lanham Act) ; Copyright Act of 1976 ; The Patent Act ; Common law background --
2. The worldwide threat. Organized crime ; Technological advances ; Globalization of the economy ; Gray market goods ; Lack of intellectual property laws ; The threat to the U.S. business community --
3. The trade dispute with the People's Republic of China. The 1991 Special 301 and Section 301 investigations ; China's emergence as an international pirate ; The 1994 Special 301 ; Special inforcement ; The 1996 Agreement (1996 Report on Implementation by the Chinese) ; The aftermath--Southeast Asia --
4. The knockoff. The 1984 Trademark Counterfeiting Act ; Trouble along the border --
5. Street peddlers and flea markets. Street peddlers ; Flea markets ; Fighting back --
6. Pursuing the counterfeiters --
7. The entertainment industries. Book piracy ; Film and video piracy ; Signal theft ; Pirated video games ; Music piracy --
8. The pill pirates. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ; The drug approval process ; Drug counterfeiting in the Third World ; Assistance for the developing countries --
9. Nuts and bolts. Counterfeit automobile parts ; Counterfeit aircraft parts --
10. Piracy in cyberspace --
11. Public education. Consumer demand ; Public education.
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An examination of the business crime wave already absorbing 5-7 per cent of the world's commerce and billions of dollars from the US economy. The author explores the history of counterfeiting and  Read more...

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