NOT A CHILD’S GAME! AN ARIZONA TOY COMPANY’S EXPERIENCES WITH THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT (“CPSIA”) AND THE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

  • September 20, 2012
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • ASU Skysong - 1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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Not a child’s game! An Arizona toy company’s experiences with the consumer product safety improvement act (“CPSIA”) and the protection of intellectual property rights.

 The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA”) radically changed the regulatory environment for toy and consumer products manufacturers and importers. The CPSIA established new restrictions on phthalates and lead in children’s products, furniture, toys, and paint, as well as mandatory third-party testing requirements for children’s products. The passage of the CPSIA by Congress required new regulations to be created for the testing and certification of covered products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) published the final regulations in September 2011, and they are slated to go into effect in February 2013.

In addition, the protection of intellectual property rights is a vital concern for all consumer product manufacturers, importers and retailers. Preventing the importation of counterfeit merchandise and protecting intellectual property rights (“IPR”) are also priority trade issues for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), which protects companies’ trademarks and copyrights through an aggressive, multi-layered enforcement system. Savvy trademark and copyright owners can take advantage of these protections by recording and registering their IPR. Authorized importers of IPR owned by third parties must be careful when importing trademarked products into the United States, as one misstep can lead to the detention, seizure and forfeiture of the goods by CBP.

OWIT-Phoenix invites you to attend this interactive program that will provide a case study of one local toy company’s experience with the CPSIA and IPR issues. Our speaker will be Kelly Madonna, Supply Chain Manager for The Learning Journey International of Phoenix, Arizona. The Learning Journey manufactures and distributes its own exclusive and award-winning line of children’s interactive educational products. The company opened its doors in 1995 and markets its products in the United States and around the world in multiple languages. Kelly has 11 years of experience in purchasing, production, inventory and supply chain management.  September’s program will focus on:

  • CPSIA policies and procedures
  • General Certificates of Conformity
  • Testing, preparation and internal audits of certificates
  • Handling uncooperative/unresponsive suppliers
  • Interactions with CBP and the CPSC 

The program will also address the ways in which U.S. companies, like The Learning Journey, can enlist the assistance of CBP in the protection of their IPR.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Importers, Exporters, Logistics Professionals, Supply Chain Management Professionals, Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders, Carriers, Consultants, Attorneys.

DATE:

Thursday, September 20, 2012
9:00am – 10:30am
(Registration Begins at 8:30 am)

WHERE:

ASU Skysong
1475 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

COST:

OWIT-Phoenix Members: $25
Student and Government Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

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