Code of the District of Columbia

§ 22–901. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) “Counterfeit mark” means:

(A) Any unauthorized reproduction or copy of intellectual property; or

(B) Intellectual property affixed to any item knowingly sold, offered for sale, manufactured, or distributed, or identifying services offered or rendered, without the authority of the owner of the intellectual property.

(2) “Intellectual property” means any trademark, service mark, trade name, label, term, picture, seal, word, or advertisement or any combination of these adopted or used by a person to identify such person’s goods or services and which is lawfully filed for record in the Office of the Secretary of State of any state or which the exclusive right to reproduce is guaranteed under the laws of the United States or the District of Columbia.

(3) “Retail value” means the counterfeiter’s regular selling price for the item or service bearing or identified by the counterfeit mark. In the case of items bearing a counterfeit mark which are components of a finished product, the retail value shall be the counterfeiter’s regular selling price of the finished product on or in which the component would be utilized.


(June 3, 1997, D.C. Law 11-271, § 2, 43 DCR 4585.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-751.