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Jul/04

You Can Still Dial 431.322.12 For Fake


Somehow the urban myth circulated that there is a Code 431.322.12 of the Internet Privacy Act (which doesn’t exist).  Website operators got it into their heads that if they cited Code 431.322.12, they could bar from their sites whomever they wanted, such as law enforcement officers or trademark attorneys.

In any event, I noted here a while ago, that if you were interested in policing your mark you could, for example, Google the term “431.322.12 BABY PHAT” or “431.322.12 JUICY”, and you will likely find somebody selling replica products of those marks.

Well, it still works.  Pick a designer mark, give it a shot.

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