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Customs authorities in the European Union may detain goods under their control which are suspected of infringing intellectual property (IP) rights
EU customs authorities are responsible for controlling and detaining those goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights ("IPR")
On 24 January 2013, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee of the European Parliament endorsed a new Regulation 51292013EC setting
The Taxation and Customs Union at the European Commission has recently published its statistics for 2010 of customs data relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights across the EU.
Rights-holders have welcomed proposals to significantly strengthen the powers of EU border control officials to detain and destroy goods which infringe the rights of IP holders in Europe.
The European Commission has published a proposed new Regulation on the power of Customs authorities in the EU to detain and destroy goods which infringe IP rights.
On March 15, the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator ("IPEC") issued a white paper on recommended legislative changes designed to increase the effectiveness of U.S. enforcement efforts.
Under the provisions of the Anti-Piracy Regulation (APR, Regulation (EC) 13832003), national customs authorities in the EU have the right to detain or suspend the release of goods if the goods are suspected of infringing an intellectual property (IP) right.
In the Netherlands, the Anti-Piracy Regulation (APR) has also been applied to in transito goods.