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Squire Patton Boggs | European Union | 30 Jan 2014

European Union: new regulation strengthens the position of IPR holders against counterfeit goods

On 1 January 2014, a new Regulation 6082013 setting out the powers of customs authorities to deal with goods suspected of infringing intellectual


Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 30 Mar 2010

More changes to customs procedures concerning seizure of counterfeit goods

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have again changed their procedures for seizing and detaining suspected counterfeit goods at UK borders.


Squire Patton Boggs | European Union | 27 Aug 2009

ECJ extends Community-wide customs rights to holders of international trade marks

In the case of Zino Davidoff SA v Bundesfinanzdirektion Sudost, the ECJ has ruled that the proprietor of an international trade mark protected under the Madrid Protocol has the same rights under the Counterfeit Goods Regulation (the Regulation) as the proprietor of a Community Trade Mark to secure action against infringing goods by the customs authorities of a number of EU member states.


Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 27 Aug 2009

HMRC takes a new approach to infringing goods

Following a policy change by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), IP rights holders will now be required to go to court every time they want the customs authorities to seize counterfeit goods entering the UK.


Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 27 Aug 2009

High Court ruling on meaning of 'counterfeit goods'

In the case of Nokia Corporation v Her Majesty's Commissioners of Revenue & Customs (HMRC) the High Court has considered the extent to which brandowners can use the Counterfeit Goods Regulations (the Regulations) to seize counterfeit goods merely passing through the UK and not intended for sale here.


Squire Patton Boggs | China | 13 Feb 2007

Routes for enforcing intellectual property rights in China

According to the US Embassy in Beijing, China is the number one source of counterfeit goods seized by US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

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