The U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking comments from intellectual property rights holders, online retailers and other stakeholders on the state of counterfeit goods through online third-party marketplaces and/or third-party intermediaries. The Department is particularly interested in recommendations for federal legislative and regulatory changes to combat the importation and sale of counterfeit and pirated goods through online third-party marketplaces.

The Department’s request is particularly timely and relevant — as more fashion and beauty products are sold through online third-party marketplaces. The Commerce Department also noted that all responses will be reviewed in preparing for the federal government’s upcoming report on the State of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods Trafficking.

Comments are due to the Commerce Department by July 29, 2019. Read the Department’s official Notice and Request for Comments here.

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