Your Tax Dollars at Work – US Border Patrol will Protect Your Trademarks


US Border Patrol will Protect Your Trademarks

by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IP Guy

On May 4th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection sized over 86,000 Pokémon Action Figurines estimated at $604,000 in value. This takes “Gotta Catch ’em All” to a new level.

Just like Nintendo did with Pokémon, record your Trademark with U.S. Customs to catch unlawful imports before they enter the US.

In my new blog for SupplyChainBrain, I talk about how having a Federally Registered Trademark can protect your IP in situations like this.

To read the article, click here.


Bill Honaker, The IP Guy

About the Author:

Bill Honaker, “The IP Guy” is a former USPTO Examiner, a partner with Dickinson-Wright, and author of the forthcoming book, Invisible Assets – How to Maximize the Hidden Value in Your Business. To download a sample chapter, click here.

To get answers to your questions click here. To schedule a time to talk, you can access my calendar by clicking here, email, or call me at 248-433-7381.


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