WASHINGTON (October 3, 2023) — Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Intellectual Property Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the recently introduced SHOP SAFE Act of 2023. Frank Cullen, executive director of the Council for Innovation Promotion, issued the following statement in support of the bill:
“The introduction of the SHOP SAFE Act by Chairman Coons and Ranking Member Tillis is a necessary step toward making online shopping safer for American consumers and reinforcing the IP rights of trademark holders.
“As e-commerce has grown, so too has the number of counterfeit goods available to unsuspecting customers online. Right now, it’s largely each brand’s responsibility to police online platforms and keep Americans safe from counterfeit goods, which takes considerable amounts of time and money. The bipartisan SHOP SAFE Act would appropriately require platforms to take a greater share of this responsibility to monitor their own sites.
“The legislation will take meaningful steps to reduce the availability of counterfeit goods that siphon billions of dollars and countless jobs from our economy and stunt innovation. C4IP urges Congress to pass the SHOP SAFE Act expeditiously.”
Read C4IP’s letter to Chairman Coons and Ranking Member Tillis in support of SHOP SAFE here.
About Council for Innovation Promotion: The Council for Innovation Promotion is a bipartisan coalition dedicated to promoting strong and effective intellectual property rights that drive innovation, boost economic competitiveness, and improve lives everywhere.