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New powers to seize counterfeit goods

The European Parliament has approved new laws which will extend the powers of EU customs authorities to seize counterfeit goods merely travelling through the EU. Currently, following the ruling in the joined cases of Philips/Nokia in 2011, customs authorities may only seize fake goods which are likely to be placed on the market in the … Continue Reading

European Union: New Regulation strengthens the position of IPR holders against counterfeit goods

On 1 January 2014, a new Regulation 608/2013 setting out the powers of customs authorities to deal with goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights became applicable across the EU.  The new Regulation improves the position of rights-holders by strengthening and streamlining customs procedures around the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Background The New Regulation … Continue Reading