Bill to abolish section 211 gaining momentum.The National Foreign Trade Council says the U.S.-Cuba Trademark Protection Act of 2003 has more than doubled its sponsorship since the bill's introduction this summer. The bipartisan measure would help U.S. companies protect trademarks registered in Cuba and prevent Cuba from becoming a haven for cyber (1) From "cybernetics," it is a prefix attached to everyday words to add a computer, electronic or online connotation. The term is similar to "virtual," but the latter is used more frequently. See virtual. squatters.
"Currently more than 5,000 American trademarks registered in Cuba are vulnerable to counterfeiting counterfeiting, manufacturing spurious coins, paper money, or evidences of governmental obligation (e.g., bonds) in the semblance of the true. There must be sufficient resemblance to the genuine article to deceive a person using ordinary caution. and infringement, thanks to a five-year-old special-interest law known as Section 211 that breaches U.S. treaty commitments to Cuba," said NFTC NFTC National Foreign Trade Council
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NFTC National Furniture Traffic Conference, Inc. President Bill Reinsch. "As awareness of this 'Section 211 problem' grows, members increasingly recognize the need to comprehensively protect these U.S. trademarks."
The bill, introduced by Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Jeff Flake Jeffry "Jeff" Flake (born December 31, 1962), an American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing Arizona's At-large congressional district. (R-AZ), now has 14 co-sponsors.
Details: Jody Frisch, NFTC, 1625 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: (202) 887-0278.