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Thursday, 06 April 2017 14:18

President Signs Executive Order Directing CBP to Combat Infringing Imports

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President Trump recently signed Executive Order 13785, instructing the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) to develop and implement a strategy and plan for combating violations of United States trade and customs laws. The CPB is instructed to "take all appropriate steps, including rulemaking if necessary", to ensure that all intellectual property rights holders are notified of any information to determine whether there has been an intellectual property infringement or a violation of a US trade law. This order mirrors authority already provided by the 2015 amendment to the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 USC 1628a). https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-04-05/pdf/2017-06967.pdf

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Tony Guo

As a specialized technology counsel, Tony supports his clients in the high tech, creative, and online industries. His primary areas of practice include intellectual property protection, Internet law, and startups. Tony is a USPTO registered patent attorney, as well as a licensed lawyer in California and Florida. He comes from a background involving considerable hardware and software development experience, having worked in both development and IT roles in the tech and finance industries.