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Invalidated Trademarks may Still Cause Your Products to be Seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, but There’s a Solution.

Michael De Biase Among its other duties, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has the daunting task and      responsibility to search and seize products that are counterfeit or otherwise infringe the  intellectual property rights of original goods manufacturers. This is accomplished through CBP’s  Intellectual Property Rights Recordation System. As the name suggests, trademark READ MORE

How to Comply with International Inconsistencies in FDA Cosmetic Labeling Requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has strict labeling requirements for cosmetic products.  One area that consistently causes confusion among companies that distribute cosmetic products to countries on different continents is the area of labeling. Different products have different labeling requirements depending on the application of the product, the type of ingredient being labeled, READ MORE

33 Interesting and Exciting Career Paths in International Business!

We often come across great resources we want to share with others… This is exactly what this post is all about! I was sent 33 Interesting and Exciting Career Paths in International Business and thought MANY of you could benefit from this. I hope this is beneficial for you!

Penalties by Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control

Once again, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is the top of the news. With the payment by mega-bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, of $88 million to OFAC for violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, OFAC has flexed its enforcement muscle.  Besides banks and other financial institutions, companies involved in the business of import, READ MORE