Monthly Archives: October 2015

Customs Trademark Seizures: New CBP regulations level the playing field for importers

Effective Oct. 19, 2015, Customs (CBP) will be amending their interim regulations respecting Intellectual Property Rights enforcement. One change of particular significance will allow importers (not just trademark owners) to receive photos or samples of suspected counterfeit merchandise that would otherwise be protected by the Trade Secrets Act. The new regulation will be found at 19 C.F.R. [...]

2016-08-16T20:58:12+00:00 October 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

G&J Welcomes Keith C. Hennessee

Keith C. Hennessee has joined Givens & Johnston after extensive, high level in-house experience serving most recently as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for National Oilwell Varco for four years; prior to that as Assistant General Counsel for Halliburton for 12 years; and prior to that as Director of Government Affairs with Dresser Industries, and [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:51+00:00 October 11th, 2015|Spotlight|

CBP Seizes $2.85 Million in Counterfeit Jewelry

CBP recently announced that it seized 1,200 allegedly counterfeit Tiffany bracelets.  CBP also estimated that if the bracelets were genuine they would have a total estimated Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2.85 million.  In Fiscal Year 2014, CBP made more than 23,000 seizures of counterfeit goods with a total MSRP of $1.2 billion, if [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:51+00:00 October 11th, 2015|News & Events|

USITC Receives New Petitions

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) received two petitions on October 28, 2015, seeking to impose Antidumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD).  One alleges that certain iron mechanical transfer drive components (transfer drive components) from Canada and China are being sold at less-than-fair-value.  The investigations for the transfer drive components, 701-TA-550 and 731-TA-1304-1305, allege that [...]

2016-08-16T20:58:13+00:00 October 11th, 2015|News & Events|