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Business Leaders Welcome Anti-Piracy Strategy

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Washington–Retail associations and other business leaders have welcomed the U.S. government’s first-ever strategy announced this week to fight counterfeiting and intellectual property (IP) theft around the world. In addition to stepping up policing of imports, the Obama administration also sees intellectual-property rights as part of its plan to double exports …

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Coach Sues Dallas Retailer Over Alleged Fakes

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Dallas–Coach Inc. is suing Sam Moon Trading Co., saying the Dallas-based fashion accessories retailer prominently displays and sells counterfeit Coach handbags and wallets in its stores. The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Dallas, claims the sale of the handbags dilutes Coach’s trademark. Investigators purchased four handbags at Sam Moon stores …