3 Tips For Protecting Patent Rights At Chinese Customs

Law360, New York (July 18, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT) -- Many intellectual property owners are familiar with functions of the U.S. Custom and Border Protection in protecting their IP rights at the U.S. border. CBP is authorized to exclude, detain and/or seize imported merchandise that infringes federally registered and recorded trademarks and copyrights and/or is covered by an exclusion order issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission in patent cases. Many IP owners do not know, however, that they can also take actions before infringing merchandise arrive in the U.S.

The Customs of the People’s Republic of China (“CPRC”) is one good example. It has procedures in place to protect IP...

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