United States

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The primary federal legislation in the United States addressing trademark infringement and counterfeiting is the Lanham Act (15 USC §1051 and following). Many states have adopted their own laws that impose civil liability and criminal penalties for counterfeiting violations, although the requirements and scope of state trademark protection vary by state.


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