Lindsay Meyer presented "Year-In-Review: What Triggers Detention and Seizures, and New Approaches to Addressing Counterfeiting Risks, Trademark Protection and Grey Market Goods" at the 8th Annual Import Compliance & Enforcement Conference on June 12.
- Status of proposed CBP rules related to Trademarks and Patents;
- How CBP and ICE have ramped up IPR enforcement, and the scope of potential penalties for violations: Inter-agency coordination and priorities going forward;
- How the agencies detect actual or suspected infringing goods: Concrete examples of red flags;
- When grey market goods are seized, and how to remedy a detention notice;
- Determining if products are grey market or counterfeit;
- Distinguishing between black and grey market goods;
- Strengthening your program for purchasing trademark protected goods: Tightening internal controls for IP compliance, and satisfying pre-clearance requirements;
- Leveraging updated CBP trademark protection tools for importers, including upgrades to CBP's Intellectual Property Rights Internal Search system (IPRiS) and proper recording of trademarks; and
- How IP holders can protect their mark in addition to available CBP tools.