Exclusive Webinar for Toy Association Members: Protect Your IP at U.S. Borders
March 30, 2021 | Toy Association members are invited to learn how they can work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ensure their trademarks and copyrights are enforced at all U.S. ports of entry in an upcoming Toy Association webinar taking place Thursday, April 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. (Eastern).
The free members-only webinar, "How U.S. Customs Can Help Protect Your IP Rights at U.S. Borders," will examine how CBP has the authority to detain, seize, forfeit, and ultimately destroy merchandise seeking entry into the U.S. if it bears an infringing trademark or copyright that has been registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or the U.S. Copyright Office (USCOP), and has subsequently been recorded with CBP. It will also offer owners of intellectual property rights (IPR) details on the CBP’s e-Recordation Program, which helps enforce registered trademarks and copyrights, and other practical tips to protect their intellectual property at the borders.
The webinar will be presented by CBP’s W. Richmond Beevers and Michelle Garcia, attorney advisors of intellectual property enforcement branch regulations & rulings at the Office of Trade. The Toy Association’s senior manager of federal government affairs, Leigh Moyers, will moderate.
Registration is now open. All Toy Association members are invited to attend. The webinar is specifically recommended for those who work on brand protection and IP infringement issues for their companies.
For more information, contact Anne McConnell, senior director of market research & data strategy at The Toy Association.