AFOA calls on US House of Representatives to approve Shop Safe Act
The AFOA has called for widespread action to prevent the sale of counterfeit products. In addition to supporting the Shop Safe Act, the AAFA has spoken out in favor of the Inform Consumers Act, which would increase transparency when shopping online, the association said in a press release.
“The proliferation of counterfeit products in some of our most trusted online marketplaces is hampering American businesses and putting American consumers at risk,” said Christina Mitropoulos, Director of Brand Protection and Manufacturing Initiatives at the American Apparel & Footwear Association. “We are pleased to see Congress prioritizing the protection of U.S. intellectual property with this bipartisan bill, and we look forward to working with members of the House Judiciary Committee to improve the language of the bill before his vote on the pitch. “
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has called on the United States House of Representatives to quickly approve the Shop Safe Act, following its recent exit from the Judicial Committee. The bipartisan bill would establish trademark liability for online sales platforms when a third party sells a counterfeit that poses a risk to the health or safety of consumers.
The AAFA has also submitted recommendations to the US Patent and Trademark Office regarding secondary liability for trademark infringement through e-commerce. Additionally, a recent AAFA report points out that the problem of counterfeit sales has spread from third-party markets to mainstream social media platforms.
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