bearing the counterfeit mark. CBP has 5 business days to notify the importing of
The CBP targets and seizes the imports of counterfeit and pirated goods and
enforces the exclusion orders on patent-infringing. The district court will consider
whether the other requirements of the Tariff Act have been met. This Act prohibits
the importation of merchandise bearing a registered trademark without permission
of the owner of the trademark.
Customs and Border Pro (CBP) seized the watches pursuant to the Tariff Act that
authorizes seizure of any merchandise bearing a counterfeit mark. Ralph Lauren
did not make or sell watches at the time of the seizure. The U.S. Customs and
Border Protection (CBP) seized $1600 in counterfeit of the Ralph Lauren shirts on
July 14 that have arrived early in air cargo at the Washington Dulles International
Airport. The CBP was detained in collard Polo shirts and learned that the
consignee did not have authority to import the shirts. The trademark holder was
notified by the CBP that the 159 Polo shirts were counterfeit.