Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

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This Article presents a broad overview of the exparte seizure process, what it is and how it can be deployed by trademark owners to shut down counterfeiters. It first discusses the general structure and mechanics of the TCA. It then proceeds to discuss some important areas of practical concern with respect to proceedings under the Act. The Article concludes by providing a hypothetical case study of the ex parte seizure process in action.