Kansas City lingerie shopowners in a twist after Homeland Security's panty raid | Fox NewsICE also runs an intellectual property rights coordination center.
As I said you should read up on the situation
It is highly unlikely that a few dozen time sensitive items of the owners design would have entered the country printed. We buy the shirts, panties, whatever, from an importer, then do the printing. In a rush we can have the item out the door in a couple of hours.
Unless their is more to the story, this seems to be another over reach of a government department.
About the IPR Center
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the United States Government's response to global intellectual property (IP) theft and enforcement of its international trade laws. The mission of the IPR Center is to ensure national security by protecting the public's health and safety, the U.S. economy, and our war fighters, and to stop predatory and unfair trade practices that threaten the global economy. To accomplish this goal, the IPR Center brings together 21 partner agencies, consisting of 17 key federal agencies, Interpol, Europol and the governments of Canada and Mexico in a task-force setting. The task force structure enables the IPR Center to effectively leverage the resources, skills, and authorities of each partner and provide a comprehensive response to IP theft. The IPR Center is led by an ICE-HSI Director with Deputy Directors from HSI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
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