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Intellectual Property Rights with CBP

IPR Webinar: Learn more about CBP’s IPR enforcement, trademark and copyright e-Recordation, detention and seizure process:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has the authority to detain, seize, forfeit, and ultimately destroy merchandise seeking entry into the United States if it bears an infringing trademark or copyright that has been registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or the U.S. Copyright Office (USCOP), and has subsequently been recorded with CBP. CBP also has the authority to enforce patents and trade secrets at the border pursuant to U.S. International Trade Commission exclusion orders. The Intellectual Property Rights Branch of the Regulations & Rulings Directorate consists of attorney-advisors and paralegals that administer CBP’s e-Recordation Program, adjudicate petitions for relief, issue binding rulings, and provide pre-seizure advice to CBP personnel at all ports of entry as to whether imported merchandise infringes an intellectual property right.

The IPR Branch will be delivering a webinar covering:

– Overview of CBP’s IPR enforcement regime
– Trademark and copyright e-Recordation program
– Detention and seizure process
– Programs available to the trade community.

This webinar will also help intellectual property rights owners to partner with CBP in protecting intellectual property rights and facilitating legitimate trade.

 

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