15 U.S. Code § 1118 - Destruction of infringing articles

In any action arising under this chapter, in which a violation of any right of the registrant of a mark registered in the Patent and Trademark Office, a violation under section 1125 (a) of this title, or a willful violation under section 1125 (c) of this title, shall have been established, the court may order that all labels, signs, prints, packages, wrappers, receptacles, and advertisements in the possession of the defendant, bearing the registered mark or, in the case of a violation of section 1125 (a) of this title or a willful violation under section 1125 (c) of this title, the word, term, name, symbol, device, combination thereof, designation, description, or representation that is the subject of the violation, or any reproduction, counterfeit, copy, or colorable imitation thereof, and all plates, molds, matrices, and other means of making the same, shall be delivered up and destroyed. The party seeking an order under this section for destruction of articles seized under section 1116 (d) of this title shall give ten days’ notice to the United States attorney for the judicial district in which such order is sought (unless good cause is shown for lesser notice) and such United States attorney may, if such destruction may affect evidence of an offense against the United States, seek a hearing on such destruction or participate in any hearing otherwise to be held with respect to such destruction.

Source

(July 5, 1946, ch. 540, title VI, § 36,60 Stat. 440; Pub. L. 93–596, § 1,Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1949; Pub. L. 98–473, title II, § 1503(3),Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2182; Pub. L. 100–667, title I, § 130,Nov. 16, 1988, 102 Stat. 3945; Pub. L. 106–43, § 3(c),Aug. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 219.)
Prior Provisions

Acts Feb. 20, 1905, ch. 592, § 20,33 Stat. 729; Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, § 291,36 Stat. 1167; June 25, 1936, ch. 804, 49 Stat. 1921.
Amendments

1999—Pub. L. 106–43, in first sentence, substituted “a violation under section 1125 (a) of this title, or a willful violation under section 1125 (c) of this title,” for “or a violation under section 1125 (a) of this title,” and inserted “or a willful violation under section 1125 (c) of this title” before “, the word,”.
1988—Pub. L. 100–667inserted in first sentence “, or a violation under section 1125 (a) of this title,” after “Office” and “or, in the case of a violation of section 1125 (a) of this title, the word, term, name, symbol, device, combination thereof, designation, description, or representation that is the subject of the violation,” after “registered mark”.
1984—Pub. L. 98–473inserted “The party seeking an order under this section for destruction of articles seized under section 1116 (d) of this title shall give ten days’ notice to the United States attorney for the judicial district in which such order is sought (unless good cause is shown for lesser notice) and such United States attorney may, if such destruction may affect evidence of an offense against the United States, seek a hearing on such destruction or participate in any hearing otherwise to be held with respect to such destruction.”
1975—Pub. L. 93–596substituted “Patent and Trademark Office” for “Patent Office”.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–667effective one year after Nov. 16, 1988, see section 136 ofPub. L. 100–667, set out as a note under section 1051 of this title.
Effective Date of 1975 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 93–596effective Jan. 2, 1975, see section 4 ofPub. L. 93–596, set out as a note under section 1111 of this title.
Repeal and Effect on Existing Rights

Repeal of inconsistent provisions, effect of this chapter on pending proceedings and existing registrations and rights under prior acts, see notes set out under section 1051 of this title.
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and agencies of Department of Commerce, with certain exceptions, to Secretary of Commerce, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan No. 5 of 1950, §§ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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