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Seize the Day, All 365 of Them: 2011 IPR Seizure Statistics

We’ve blogged a bit about the infringement of intellectual property rights.  We’ve looked at what U.S. companies/IPR holders could do to protect their trademarks or trade names (Knock it Off, July 12, 2011), and we’ve also looked at the measures taken … Continue reading

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FDA: Assessment of Reinspection Fees Postponed!

On October 1, 2011, it was expected that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would begin charging importers an hourly fee of $224 for re-inspecting your imported food products which were identified as being  non-compliant during the initial inspection.  (That … Continue reading

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Managing Your Risks: The Overseas Supplier

We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees.  At least, that’s what my dad used to tell me.  Today, companies are looking to cut costs and become leaner and, as a result, many companies look to eliminate the middleman … Continue reading

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CBP is a Triple Threat when Dealing with Trademark Violations

Last week I blogged about what importer’s could do to protect their company’s trademarks from counterfeiters.  This week, we’re going to look at the other side of the coin.  What if CBP alleges that you are in violation of a … Continue reading

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“Knock” it “Off”!

In San Francisco, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized about 2,400 t-shirts and baseball caps in violation of the San Francisco Giants (2010 World Series Champs!) trademark.   CBP also announced that the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach seized … Continue reading

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