Celesq® Programs

Protecting and Enforcing Trademarks and Copyrights in International Trade

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IPR theft in international trade is on the rise, with adverse consequences for workers, importers, consumers, right holders, and states. Against this backdrop, CBP has, in collaboration with partner government agencies and industry, stepped up its efforts to improve compliance tools, provide protective solutions, and enhance enforcement capabilities. This posture is evident in CBP’s identification of IPR theft as a “Priority Trade Issue” at the same time, agencies in other countries are also paying increasing attention to IPR theft and its prevention. 

This CLE program will enable participants to understand the IPR risks that can arise in the international trade environment and develop U.S- and/or foreign-focused strategies to protect their interests. 

Learn the following: 

  • Trademark and copyright basics
  • Strategic rationales for protecting IPR in trade
  • Scope, nature, and implications of IPR theft in trade
  • Government strategies for combatting IPR theft in trade
  • Registration and recordation of IPR in the U.S.
  • Registration and recordation of IPR abroad
  • Clearing IPR for U.S. importation purposes
  • Responding to IPR related detentions, seizures, and penalties
  • Best practice tips

Available in States

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Copyright Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Florida Eligible
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • International Law & Global Trade
  • Trademark Law


  • Areas of Professional Practice : 1 Credit