How often do you think U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have heard an importer say, ". . . but I didn't tell the manufacturer to put that trademark on there"?
Whenever you cross the border of the United States, you are subject to a border search by a Customs official, and that search includes anything on your mobile phone, iPod, and laptop.
If your company ships hazardous materials (a/k/a "HAZMAT"), a single misstep could cause your business to incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties. If you think "well, I made only one mistake--I won't get caught," or if you think you can talk yourself out of getting a penalty like you do a speeding ticket, think again. When the FAA investigates an incident and issues a penalty, you can bet what you think is just one violation will quickly become multiple violations.
OWIT will host the Consul General of Mexico, and Save the Date for our Annual IBWOY Awards!