“Regulations Governing Customs Detaining Goods Suspected of Patent Infringement” entered into force on March 24, 2014.  Highlights of the newly added regulations are summarized as follows: 1. Seizure procedures: (1) A patentee requesting Customs to detain goods shall attach the following to its application: document(s) of proof of the patent right(s), a copy of the applicant’s identity document(s), an infringement analysis report and a description sufficient to identify the suspected infringing goods, and a description sufficient to enable Customs to identify the goods to be detained; (2) The applicant shall provide a security amounting to the duty-paid price of the imported goods, as assessed by Customs, or any other guarantee of equivalent value; (3) Prior to carrying out the detention, Customs may ask the applicant to provide assistance. If such request for assistance is rejected without any justifiable reasons thereby leading to failure in carrying out detention, Customs may proceed with handling the suspected infringing goods in accordance with the regulations governing customs clearance of imported goods; (4) Customs shall notify in writing the applicant and the owner of the detained goods while carrying out the detention; (5) The applicant or the owner of the detained goods requesting Customs to examine the detained goods shall do so in writing to the customs offices of importation of such goods, and the examination shall be carried out in compliance with the time, place and manners specified by Customs; (6) The applicant shall commence a litigation claiming that the detained goods infringe the patent right(s) and shall notify Customs of such filing within twelve days following the date of receipt of Customs’ written notice, and Customs may extend the time period by another twelve (12) days if necessary.  2. Repealing the detention: (1) The owner of the detained goods requesting Customs to repeal detention shall do so in writing to the customs offices of importation of such goods, accompanied by a security or equivalent assurance amounting to two times of the duty-paid price of the imported goods, as assessed by Customs; (2) In the event of any of the following, the applicant or the owner of the detained goods shall file a request for repeal of detention in writing with the customs offices of importation, attaching relevant document(s) of proof: the litigation initiated by the applicant claiming that the detained goods infringe the patent right(s) has been dismissed by a final and binding court judgment, or a court of law in a final and binding judgment has held that the detained goods do not infringe the patent right(s).  3. Return of the security or assurance: The applicant or the owner of the detained goods filing a request with Customs for the return of the security or assurance shall state the ground thereof and provide the necessary document(s) if applicable.