Homeland Security Seizes Nearly 800 Counterfeit Sports Team Hats and Jerseys

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized 795 counterfeit items in New Orleans Tuesday with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $29,630. The seized items include counterfeit National Football League jerseys, hats bearing the logos of National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League teams, […]

Paraguayan Authorities and Homeland Security Seize More Than $34 Million in Counterfeit Goods

Over the past 15 months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has provided extensive training and capacity building to Paraguay’s customs office and other Paraguayan law enforcement partners. This training has been very successful, as Paraguayan authorities, working closely with the HSI Buenos Aires attaché, are making extensive seizures of counterfeit […]

US Trade Relations and the Presidential Debates

Its time to brush up on what is going on in US trade relations. The second presidential debate will be taking place tonight at 9:00-10:30pm Eastern time and the topic is foreign and domestic policy. And according to an article published by the New York Times, China and Its Trade Tactics Are Coming to the Debates. […]

Homeland Security Seizes 686 Websites Selling Counterfeit Medicine

In the largest operation of its kind, 100 countries took part in an international week of action targeting the online sale of counterfeit and illegal medicines. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in coordination with the Department of Justice, seized 686 websites this week that were illegally selling counterfeit pharmaceuticals. The […]

Beware of the Dangers of Counterfeit Air Bags

WASHINGTON – Following investigations by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a consumer safety advisory today to alert vehicle owners and repair professionals to the dangers of counterfeit air bags. While the counterfeit air bags seized in the investigations […]

Russians Indicted for Illegal Export of High-Tech Microelectronics from US to Russia

An indictment was unsealed today in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally exporting high-tech microelectronics from the United States to […]

Sophilia Hsu Joins CHESTER pllc

  The global business and technology law firm of CHESTER pllc is pleased to announce that Sophilia Hsu has joined the firm as an associate. Sophilia handles a range of commercial of intellectual property matters, including copyright, trade secret, and trademark registration, licensing and enforcement.  She also assists clients with technology transactions, e-commerce and international […]

India’s Supreme Court: Enforce Patents or Provide Generic Drugs for the Poor?

“A child suffering from cancer in New Delhi, India. This week, India’s Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that will affect how many poor people can afford cancer drugs. Novartis is defending a patent on its cancer medication, Gleevec.”- American Public Media’s Marketplace.org (Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images) According to Reuters, Swiss drug maker […]