Friday, October 12, 2007

Tips and Tricks of Counterfeit LItigation

In "Tips and Tricks of Counterfeit Litigation," Emily Burns and Grant P. Fondo explain for PLI why you ahould

  • Conduct your preliminary investigation quickly, quietly and accurately
  • Notify the U.S. Attorney (for ex parte authority)
  • Consider involving other governmental agencies (e.g., Postal Service, Homeland Security or Customs Enforcement)
  • Ensure all your evidence is properly before the court
  • Know the local bond requirements (in case the goods turn out to be real) and
  • Coordinate with the U.S. Marshals

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