The U.S. is a party to a number of intellectual property (IP) treaties. These treaties help IP owners in the U.S. protect rights internationally, and help foreign IP owners to protect rights in the U.S. Madrid System One of these treaties is the Madrid System for the International Registration of [...]
Federal law enforcement agents have tremendous power to investigate a wide variety of cases. Whether from the FBI, DEA, IRS, or SEC, these agents use many different tools to gather information. A commonly-used tool by these agents is an unscheduled, surprise visit to a person’s home or work. This is [...]
Traveling Out of the Country? Be Prepared to Allow CBP to Inspect the Contents of Your Electronic Devices Upon Returning Home.
By: Charles T. Wiggins The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has the right to inspect the contents of your electronic devices—iPhones, iPads, laptops, etc.—upon entry to the United States. Even if you are a U.S. citizen. That means that CBP has a right to look at every e-mail, text, [...]