Canada-U.S. Blog Trade Lawyers Cyndee Todgham Cherniak and Susan K. Ross

Monthly Archives: August 2013

Obama Vetoes ITC Exclusion Order – Helps Apple

Posted in Anti-Trust/Competition Law, Legal Developments, Trade Remedies

The coverage has been wall-to-wall this weekend about Pres. Obama’s veto of the exclusion order entered in favor of Apple by the International Trade Commission regarding its on-going patent dispute with Samsung. The letter can be found here – http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/08032013%20Letter_1.PDF. There are perhaps two noteworthy points about this letter. First, that the Administration even got involved… Continue Reading

He Said What?

Posted in Border Security, Corporate Counsel, Customs Law, Intellectual Property, Politics

An issue that frustrates trademark and copyright holders in all industries is counterfeit goods. It is commonly understood that many of the imported counterfeit goods coming to the U.S. originate in China. In fact, the seizure statistics released by CBP and ICE bear that out. According to those numbers, for the 2011 fiscal year, there… Continue Reading