U.S. Customs Ruling

A recent U.S. Customs ruling has muddied the distinction between traditional watches and smartwatches, finding that some watches with enhanced features are not “smart” enough to be classified as smartwatches when it comes to import tariffs.


Anti-counterfeiting Delegation

AWA’s anti-counterfeiting delegation recently visited Washington, DC to meet with trade associations, law enforcement agencies and Executive Branch officials, and congressional offices to launch AWA’s anti-counterfeiting campaign.


National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) has requested information from AWA members regarding experiences and/or metrics related to efforts to combat the sale of counterfeits on specific auction and social media sites. All information will be provided confidentially through Covington & Burling LLP.