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

  • 09/20/2017
    The Center News: September 2017

    We have observed states becoming increasingly creative and aggressive in their efforts to extract taxes and fees from manufacturers, sometimes sidestepping procedural and legal requirements. 

  • 07/26/2017
    The Center News: July 2017

    The new Administration is moving forward with gusto in its efforts to unwind the deluge of regulations imposed on manufacturers over the past several years, including a number of issues the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) has been litigating

  • 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.