Givens & Johnston would like yo invite you to the 2019 Southern Broker Conference and U.S. Customs Compliance Seminar to hear talks from Givens & Johnston Partners, Robert Givens, Scott Johnston, and Jay Acayan.
Effective Oct. 19, 2015, Customs (CBP) will be amending their interim regulations respecting Intellectual Property Rights enforcement. One change of particular significance will allow importers (not just trademark owners) to receive photos or samples of suspected counterfeit merchandise that would otherwise be protected by the Trade Secrets Act. The new regulation will be found at 19 C.F.R. [...]
CBP announced that it processed more than $2.4 trillion in trade in 2014, representing a four per cent increase from 2013. CBP also announced that it collected more than $34 billion in duties in 2014, a two per cent increase from the previous year. The announcement also highlighted seizures of goods violating intellectual property rights, [...]