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765 ILCS 1040/1
(765 ILCS 1040/1)
(from Ch. 140, par. 23)
For the purposes of this Act, unless otherwise required by the
"Counterfeit item" means any goods, components of goods, or services made,
produced, or knowingly sold or knowingly distributed that use or display a
"Counterfeit mark" means a spurious mark:
(1) That is applied to or used in connection with
any goods, services, labels, patches, fabric, stickers, wrappers, badges, emblems, medallions, charms, boxes, containers, cans, cases, hangtags, documentation, or packaging or any other components of any type or nature that are designed, marketed, or otherwise intended to be used on or in connection with any goods or services;
(2) That is identical with, or substantially
indistinguishable from, a mark registered in this State, any state, or on the principal register in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in use, whether or not the defendant knew such mark was so registered; and
(3) The application or use of which either (i)
is likely to cause confusion, to cause mistake, or to deceive; or (ii) otherwise intended to be used on or in connection with the goods or services for which the mark is registered.
"Trade-mark" means anything adopted and used by a person to identify
goods made, sold, produced or distributed by him or her or with his or her
and which distinguishes them from goods made, sold, produced or distributed
by others and registered in this State, any state, or on the principal register in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
"Service mark" means anything adopted and used by a person to
identify services rendered by him or her or with his or her authorization and
distinguishes them from services rendered by others.
"Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation,
association, union or other organization.
A mark shall be deemed to be "used" (1) in the case of a trade-mark,
when it is placed in any manner on the goods, in or on any container for
the goods, on the tags or labels affixed to the goods or containers, or is
displayed in physical association with the goods in the sale or
distribution thereof, or (2) in the case of a service mark, if it
identifies a service, even though the service may be rendered in connection
with the sale or distribution of goods of the owner of the mark. A mark
shall be deemed to be "used in this State" (1) in the case of a trade-mark
when it is used on goods which are sold or otherwise distributed in this
State, or (2) in the case of a service mark if the service identified by
the mark is rendered or received in this State.
"Trade-name" includes individual names and surnames, firm names and
corporate names used by manufacturers, industrialists, merchants,
agriculturists, and others to identify their businesses, vocations, or
occupations; the names or titles lawfully adopted and used by persons,
firms, associations, corporations, companies, unions, and any
manufacturing, industrial, commercial, agricultural, or other organizations
engaged in trade or commerce and capable of suing and being sued in a court
"Retail value" means:
(1) The counterfeiter's per unit regular price for
the counterfeit item, unless the counterfeit item would appear to a reasonably prudent person to be authentic, then the retail value shall be the price of the authentic counterpart; or if no authentic reasonably similar counterpart exists, then the retail value shall remain the counterfeiter's per unit regular sale price for the counterfeit item.
(2) In the case of labels, patches, stickers,
wrappers, badges, emblems, medallions, charms, boxes, containers, cans, cases, hangtags, documentation, or packaging or any other components of any type or nature that are designed, marketed, or otherwise intended to be used on or in connection with any counterfeit item, the retail value shall be treated as if each component was a finished good and valued as detailed in paragraph (1) above.
(Source: P.A. 96-631, eff. 1-1-10.)