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Passed House amended (09/12/1984)

(Measure passed House, amended, roll call #387 (403-0))

Trademark Counterfeiting Act of 1984 - Amends the Federal criminal code to make it a Federal offense to violate the Lanham Act or the Olympic Charter Act by the intentional use of a counterfeit trademark or the unauthorized use of the Olympic symbol. Establishes penalties of up to five years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine ($1,000,000 fine for a corporation or other legal entity) for selling or attempting to sell counterfeit goods or services. Increases such penalties for a second or subsequent conviction under this Act.

Exempts any documents seized or held by an entity of the Federal Government pursuant to this Act from disclosure requirements of the Freedom of Information Act.

Permits the United States to obtain an order for the destruction of any articles found to have counterfeit marks or designations.

Amends the Lanham Act to permit ex parte injunctions and seizure orders. Establishes procedures.

Authorizes a civil action for any person injured as a result of a wrongful seizure.