IPR – Intellectual Property

IPR – Intellectual Property

  • CHINA IPR BRAND REGISTRATION

    QUESTION: One of our vendors in China asked if we had registered our brand with China Customs. This vendor has been making product for us for many years and this is the first time we have been asked about this. We provide a trademark authorization letter to all of our vendors in China making product […]

  • TRADEMARK AUTHORIZATION LETTERS

    QUESTION: I work for a U.S. company and we manufacture and sell our trademarked products in countries around the world. Some countries require a Trademark Authorization Letter, and depending on the particular origin and destination combination, it may be required for the manufacturing, exporting and/or importing. What I need is a resource to find the […]

  • IP TRANSACTIONS IN SANCTIONED COUNTRIES

    Question: We are a U.S Company with subsidiaries and employees worldwide.  We have a division that only focuses in Intellectual Property (trademarks & patents) worldwide. So far all of the products we have sent to SNAP-R have been classified with ECCN # EAR99. My question is if there are any restrictions doing Intellectual Property transactions […]

  • ROYALTY APPORTIONMENT

    Question:   Hello, I`d like to run the following scenario by the membership seeking suggestion about how this can be handled in accordance with regulations or would be accepted by customs: Our company has royalty agreements as well as design agreements and tooling which would be considered assists. Additional dutiable values were previously reported through […]

  • BRAND AUTHORITY LETTERS IN CHINA

    Question: We have been getting multiple requests from our vendors in China for “Brand Authority Letters,” which authorize them to manufacture and sell products with our trademarks.   We are considering creating a form letter to handle these requests, but are unsure of the information required.   Here is our specific questions: 1.        Do we need […]

  • IPR description of use

      Question: We are preparing to register our trademarks for the first time with CBP. We’re stuck on the “The names of any persons or business entities, foreign > or domestic, who use the trademark and a description as to those use(s)”  field and trying to determine which descriptions of use are acceptable. Is there […]

  • IPR – Intellectual Property Q&A 1

    We have found out that an unrelated trading company has been importing some of our consumer products, purchased in Asia, that were not made for the U.S. market (not FCC approved and probably not legally marked) and selling them here. We want to stop this, but I’m not sure of the best way to approach […]