Saturday, September 22, 2012

Elephants, Donkeys to pursue trademark claims against political campaign contribution scam artists

News media have reported that scam artists have mimicked both Republican and Democratic national committees to set up donations sites.

The fake GOP site is operated from a town in Massachusetts.

The operators could face civil lawsuits for trademark infringement and media reports criminal prosecution is possible, although I have never heard of this in trademark cases.

Also, a man was arrested for selling counterfeit iPhones in Maryland.  They did work with a SIM card.  This could generate trademark civil suits as well as criminal prosecution for counterfeit.  

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