Nearly $1 Million Worth of Counterfeit Movies and Music Seized

Two Mexican nationals made their initial appearance in federal court this week on charges of trafficking in counterfeit goods after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents executed a search warrant at a rural Fresno (California)-area home, seizing more than 70,000 pirated copies of music and movies. Alberto Campos-Limon, 24, and […]

Intellectual Property 101 – White Paper

  Intellectual Property 101 – White Paper   Protecting intellectual property white paper View more documents from CHESTER PLLC Global Business & Technology Law  

Basics of Intellectual Property

New PPT Presentation [slideshare id=12674902&doc=ippracticeoverviewpres2012-120424151734-phpapp01] This presentation described the various types of Intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets), and explains how IP rights are created, protected, exercised, and enforced.

ICE Seizes $4 Million Worth of Counterfeit Athletic Apparel

A massive cache of counterfeit athletic apparel was recently found in a Sacramento, California warehouse. Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are currently working to inventory the contents of a warehouse on the city’s southeast side that yielded one of the largest single seizures of counterfeit apparel ever made […]

U.S IP-intensive Industry Worth $5 Trillion, 40 Million Jobs to US Economy

The U.S. Commerce Department recently released a comprehensive report, entitled “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus,” which finds that intellectual property (IP)-intensive industries support at least 40 million jobs and contribute more than $5 trillion dollars to, or 34.8 percent of, U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). While IP is used in virtually […]

Crime of the Century? Software Pirates Steal $100 Million in Revenue from US Companies

Two Chinese nationals have been charged in a 46-count superseding indictment for a variety of charges including software piracy and illegally exporting technology to China. Additionally, a Maryland man, and former NASA employee, has pleaded guilty to charges of criminal copyright infringement. Both investigations are being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland […]

I.C.E. Seizes more than $896,000 in proceeds from the online sale of counterfeit sports apparel manufactured in China

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) and the Department of Justice recently seized more than $896,000 in proceeds from the distribution of counterfeit sports apparel as the result of an investigation into the sale of counterfeit goods on commercial websites. The investigation also resulted in the […]

Protecting Intellectual Property (IP) in International Business

Protecting IP in International Trade [slideshare id=12331751&doc=protectipatborder-120409212707-phpapp02] Intellectual property is a valuable asset in the modern business world.  Unfortunately, it is also mercurial and difficult to protect, particularly in international business.  This PPT provides some strategies for protecting IP assets at home and abroad.    

About FCPA Compliance Programs

PPT Power Point Presentation discussing options and strategies for creating and implementing a corporate FCPA compliance program.   [slideshare id=12331553&doc=fcpappt2012-120409210027-phpapp01]

Importer of Pirated Software Gets “Clicked” . . . into Handcuffs

A California, man was recently arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for importing more than 1,000 counterfeit Microsoft Office CD-ROMs and selling them to unsuspecting customers over the Internet. Collier Bennett Harper, 30, was taken into custody late Friday (April 6). He is charged in a four-count […]