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Brands open up about closing sham shops

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Managing IP

Director Monica Riva Talley was mentioned in the article "Brands open up about closing sham shops," published by Managing IP. She provides possible courses of action for companies trying to take down fake stores. From the article:

"Monica Riva Talley, director at Sterne Kessler in Washington DC, says that companies can sometimes raise unfair competition or business injury claims when they come across fake stores. But, she notes, their ability to take this action could depend on the jurisdiction.

She adds that companies can register copyright protection for their logos. Even if a company doesn’t have a trademark registration, it could use its copyright to get a business to stop using the logo."