[Minister] Moore stresses 'net benefit' of counterfeit goods act

Industry Minister James Moore told a parliamentary committee Monday that a government bill giving both border officers more power to detain counterfeit goods and victims more avenues to press charges against traffickers poses a “net benefit” to trademark holders, businesses and Canadians.

Moore said that despite a fee Intellectual Property holders would have to pay the government to detain goods suspected of being counterfeit and added inspection responsibilities for border guards under the proposed bill, the law is “necessary and overdue.”...

This has been excerpted from the 4 November 2013 article by iPolitics, and is available in its entirety at: http://www.ipolitics.ca/2013/11/04/moore-stresses-net-benefit-of-counterfeit-goods-act/ (subscription may be required.)