Intellectual Property Rights Violations and the U.S. Customs & Border Protections Enforcement


Live Broadcast on May 24, 2017

Last year, on a typical day the U.S. Customs and Border Protections (CBP) seized about $3.8 million worth of products because of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Violations. CBP reported that the total number of IPR seizures has increased nine (9) percent since last year, from 28,865 in 2015 to 31,560 in 2016. With the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) exceeding $1.3 trillion.

Customs penalties can be steep, especially with a 5-year statute of limitation. Compliance is critical, and non-compliance is costly! Now is the time to assure you have a “pre-compliance” in place.

This course will teach you all about IPR compliance and CBP’s enforcement practices.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • What is IPR protection
  • How CBP helps protect IPR
  • CBP detentions, seizures, and penalties
  • “Pre”-Compliance and Key elements in a compliance plan

Date / Time: May 24, 2017

  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
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  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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  • Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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jennifer-diazJennifer Diaz, Esq. is a Board Certified International Attorney who is considered an “expert” in international law by the Florida Bar. She joins an elite group of Board Certified International attorneys in Florida. She is the founder of Diaz Trade Law, P.A. assisting clients with issues relating to the import and export of merchandise to and from the United States.

Ms. Diaz is experienced working with the many Federal agencies including, but not limited to the:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
o Submits Binding Ruling Requests to CBP
o Responds to CBP’s Request for Information (CF 28) and Notices of Action (CF 29)
o Files Protests & Prior Disclosures
o Files Petitions for Seizures and/or Mitigation of Fines and Penalties
o Submits applications for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Jennifer regularly assists clients in protecting their intellectual property rights by recording USPTO registered trademarks with CBP and thereafter working with CBP to stop counterfeiters.

yvette-ayalaYvette Ayala, Esq. is a Fifth-year associate at the Rogero Law Firm where she has focused her legal career on Intellectual Property Rights and Business Law. Ms. Ayala regularly advises clients on intellectual property protections and compliance. More specifically, she advises clients regarding copyright protections, trademark registration, the licensing or assignment of copyright/trademark rights, trademark viability, and policing infringers of registered marks. She has been involved in various matters overseen by the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, including cancellation and opposition proceedings. Ms. Ayala attained her J.D. from Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the Florida Bar and is a member of the Entertainment Arts and Sports Law section and Young Lawyers Division. Additionally, Ms. Ayala is admitted to practice before the United States District Court Southern District of Florida.

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Section I. What IPR protection is

Section II. How CBP helps protect IPR
a) CBP’s new Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) pilot program

Section III. CBP detentions, seizures, and penalties

Section IV. “Pre”-Compliance & Key elements in a compliance plan
a) Learn how YOU can have your own custom IPR compliance program in place
b) Key elements for your IPR compliance plan
c) Avoiding CBP seizures and steep penalties