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Vinson & Elkins LLP | USA | 9 May 2017

Hunting Pirates at the ITC: A Cost-Effective Approach to Brand Protection

Piracy is one of the larger threats to brand owners. Going after pirates can be costly and traditional fines from Customs & Border Patrol do little to

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McDermott Will & Emery | European Union, Germany | 19 Feb 2014

Customs enforcement of IP rights in Europe & Germany: the new rules

Customs authorities in the European Union may detain goods under their control which are suspected of infringing intellectual property (IP) rights

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | European Union | 8 Feb 2013

Customs and intellectual property rights: new EU regulation not far off from implementation

EU customs authorities are responsible for controlling and detaining those goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights ("IPR")

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McDermott Will & Emery | European Union | 28 Jan 2013

New EU Counterfeit Goods Regulation

On 24 January 2013, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee of the European Parliament endorsed a new Regulation 51292013EC setting

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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | European Union | 31 Aug 2011

EU customs detention in intellectual property cases: analysis of latest statistics

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.

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Fasken | European Union | 7 Jul 2011

Proposal to extend the powers of customs to destroy counterfeit goods and parallel imports

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.

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Nabarro LLP | European Union | 9 Jun 2011

EU Customs to have authority to detain parallel imports...and more

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.

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King & Spalding LLP | USA | 1 Apr 2011

Obama Administration releases recommendations to Congress on intellectual property enforcement at the border

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.

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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | Netherlands, European Union | 28 Mar 2011

Detention of in transito goods: are Dutch customs authorities right?

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.

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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | Netherlands, European Union | 9 Feb 2011

Opinion of the ECJ advocate general on detaining in transito goods

In the Netherlands, the Anti-Piracy Regulation (APR) has also been applied to in transito goods.

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