INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY and
THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY
The transportation industry is constantly involved with intellectual property issues, affecting the transportation companies themselves as well as their customers. Carriers and brokers cultivate and expand their brand awareness in the marketplace in order to build goodwill for their services. For their customers, carriers and brokers face the possibility of seizures by Customs and the FDA related to intellectual property rights, most often involving trademarks, copyrights and labeling requirements.
The attorneys and trade advisors of Espinosa | Trueba, PL provide counsel on good practices, and if the need arises, will help you navigate through the bureaucratic waters in order to recover goods and get them back on course. We appreciate the difference between counterfeit and parallel market goods and know how to address them with the appropriate agencies. We know how to record intellectual property rights with Customs and how to work with the agency to properly enforce the recorded rights.
We are also familiar with laws such as COGSA, the Harter Act and the Warsaw Convention, and when appropriate, we are prepared to address the financial implications of seizures and in-transit losses in Court. Our attorneys are familiar with the intellectual property legal issues arising from domestic and foreign laws as applied to international shipments. We maintain a network of foreign associates ready to respond expeditiously to any need.