Marks, Forfeiture and a Constitutional Conundrum
World Trademark Review, 18
Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2012-45
4 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2013
Date Written: April 2, 2012
In Autumn 2008 a US district court ordered the forfeiture of marks owned by a gang known as the Mongols on the grounds that the gang engaged in illegal activities. While the forfeiture of property is provided for under various US statutes, this case raises more than its fair share of legal and constitutional issues.
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