The Uptick In Seizures By US Customs

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT) -- Companies are reporting a significant increase in intellectual property seizures at U.S. ports in recent months, resulting in increased supply chain disruptions. Unfortunately, not all of this activity can be explained by more effective enforcement methods. More cases of erroneous seizure have also been observed, and some of these are attributable to difficulty in tracing the valid licensing authority for components incorporated in products that have been manufactured abroad.

Sadly, once the seizure process begins, it takes on a life of its own, with short deadlines,...
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