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Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, 2018 ed.

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Format: Book - softbound
Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2018
ISBN: 9780314895158
Service #: 40399282
Sub #: 40399283
Pages: 1385
Shelf Space: 2 in.
Publication frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
Update method: No updating

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Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights explains how Customs administrations protect intellectual property, providing a detailed guide to international standards and trends.

This book highlights developments in U.S. and international customs intellectual property enforcement, and contains valuable information on statutorily resolving customs enforcement issues. It offers answers to infrastructure questions raised by foreign officials and:

  • Explains the value of customs as part of a corporate IPR enforcement strategy
  • Provides the legal framework for U.S. agencies to take action to detain, seize, forfeit, and destroy goods
  • Summarizes the effects of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) on customs information disclosure: authorizing Customs to disclose unredacted information in trademark and copyright cases, and clarifying Customs' legal bases for actions to stop the importation of circumvention devices
    • Implementation of TFTEA: New 2018 regulatory provision outlining procedures for IPR owners to donate hardware, software and/or equipment to CBP for detection purposes
  • Recommends actions IPR owners should take to get the most out of their efforts with border enforcement officials
  • Describes trademark and copyright cybertheft and Customs investigative efforts, working with other federal law enforcement officials
  • Identifies changes to U.S. regulations regarding private sector donations to Customs of hardware, software and equipment for enforcement purposes
  • Describes how IPR owners can benefit from engaging border enforcement authorities globally
  • Highlights recent developments to extend protection to exports and goods moving in-transit
  • Comments on the European Union's regulation that went into effect in January 2014
  • Helps identify loopholes in international standards and ways to improve shortcomings
  • Provides a customs-seizure statistics chart for the U.S., European Union, and Japan
  • Provides an enforcement checklist for IPR owners to better understand national enforcement systems
  • Discusses Customs legal authority and structure to improve IPR enforcement capabilities