United States: Shop Safe Act, a bill to end online counterfeiting
Congress must create accountability to prevent these hazardous items from infiltrating the homes of millions of Americans. The SHOP SAFE Act would make families safer by requiring online sellers to help prevent the sale of counterfeit products to consumers.
The 2020s will be marked by a strengthening of the fight against the abuse of intellectual property rights. In the United States, several Representatives, including Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; Doug Collins (R-GA), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee; Hank Johnson (D-GA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet; and Martha Roby (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, have issued a bill to facilitate the liability of intermediaries.
The bill, called “Shop Safe Act”, aims to oblige intermediaries (in particular marketplaces and social networks) to: i) flawlessly identify sellers; ii) verify their legitimacy; iii) delete the offers of counterfeit products and; iv) remove repeat offenders. If necessary, the intermediaries would face contributory liability.
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