Catching Counterfeits: Customs Recordation and IP Enforcement | The Licensing Journal

| Jonathan HymanLesley Kim

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the primary federal agency responsible for securing America’s borders, also is charged with the protection of intellectual property rights and guarding against the infringement of US copyrights and trademarks. 

In the interests of protecting the US economy, as well as the security, health and safety of American consumers, CBP is legally authorized to exclude, detain and/or seize imported goods, including counterfeit and pirated goods, which violate intellectual property rights in the United States. Such enforcement efforts have been steadily increasing, offering copyright and trademark owners, including fashion and beauty brands, a strategic tool for enforcing their rights against infringing products.

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