Manufacturers’ Compliance Institute - Intellectual Property

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  • What should my company do when it discovers counterfeits?
  • How do I proactively protect and register my company’s intellectual property?
  • Should I consider potential civil and criminal actions against counterfeiters?
  • How can I take down cyber-squatters and online counterfeit sales?
  • How do I handle patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and domain name matters?
  • How can I work with customs and law enforcement to stop counterfeiters?

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Press Releases

  • 06/26/2017
    Manufacturers Respond to U.S. Department of Justice Decision in Microsoft v. US

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Justice decision in Microsoft v. US.

  • 06/15/2017
    Manufacturers Support President Trump’s Approach to Smarter Regulation

    The National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Center for Legal Action filed a brief in the Public Citizen v. Trump lawsuit in support of the administration’s executive order on regulations.

  • 11/22/2016
    Manufacturers Applaud Delay on Overtime Rule
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement after a federal judge temporarily halted the Obama administration’s final overtime regulation
  • 09/20/2016
    Manufacturers Challenge Overtime Rule
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement after the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) filed suit against the Department of Labor on the newly updated overtime rule.
  • 07/14/2016
    Manufacturers Score Win in Microsoft Case
    Today, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a troubling lower court decision holding that the government can use a search warrant issued in the United States under the Stored Communications Act to gain access to digital content owned by a non-U.S. customer and located outside of the United States.

  • 06/28/2017
    The Center News: June 2017

    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up its October 2016 term, which included a few very significant holdings for manufacturers.

  • 05/24/2017
    The Center News: May 2017

    Beginning this month, the new MCLA Legal Advisory Council will be the one-stop shop for in-house counsel from NAM companies to engage with the legal center. 

  • 04/19/2017
    The Center News: April 2017

    At a time when political rancor and divisiveness are at a high point, it is a good thing for American democracy to have a full complement of justices and a fully functioning Supreme Court.

  • 03/22/2017
    The Center News: March 2017

    EPA Hears Manufacturers' Concerns and Delays Risk Management Programs Rule.

  • 02/17/2017
    The Center News: February 2017

    Employers are in a wait-and-see pattern but should anticipate increased complexity surrounding employment-based visa programs.