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M. Kelly Tillery Quoted in The Inquirer Article, 'Phony Eagles T-shirts Flood the Market. Here's How to Spot the Scams'

2/07/2018
M. Kelly Tillery Quoted in The Inquirer Article, 'Phony Eagles T-shirts Flood the Market. Here's How to Spot the Scams'

M. Kelly Tillery, a partner with Pepper Hamilton and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, was quoted in the February 7, 2018 Inquirer article, "Phony Eagles T-shirts Flood the Market. Here's How to Spot the Scams."

Most street merchandise will likely be counterfeit, such as fake T-shirts recently printed in someone’s warehouse, says M. Kelly Tillery, partner in intellectual property at Pepper Hamilton law firm in Philadelphia. But “most people know the stuff on the street are fakes,” Tillery added.

Tillery of Pepper Hamilton helped write the Philadelphia city ordinance that criminalizes the sale of phony sports merchandise around the Phillies’ and major-league baseball team venues. But on Thursday, the Department of Licenses and Inspections, which enforces the ordinance, “likely may look the other way. No one wants bad publicity. Besides, like Churchill said, ‘In victory, be a gentleman.’”

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