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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | European Union | 8 Feb 2011
AG's opinion: "sufficient grounds for suspecting" danger of fraudulent entry of goods into the EU required for seizure by customs of goods in transit
The opinion of the Advocate General ("AG") of the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") is that goods in transit or temporary storage cannot automatically be considered to be "counterfeit" and therefore seized by Customs, without sufficient grounds for suspecting (i.e. some reasonable evidence) that the goods are to be put on the market in the EU.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 9 Mar 2010
HMRC issues new "simplified procedure" for the seizure and destruction of goods infringing intellectual property rights
A new "simplified procedure" for the seizure and destruction by Customs of goods infringing intellectual property rights at the request of the rights holder and without a court order, is set out in the Goods Infringing Intellectual Property Rights Customs (Amendment) Regulations 2010 which come into force tomorrow (10 March 2010).