Armed with the instrument of customs border confiscation, the customs authorities have a weapon at their disposal that can be used effectively against real and alleged product pirates.

 

Here, the customs authorities must be sensitized to their protective rights (primarily patents, trademarks and designs) through appropriate application procedures, so that when pirate products appear at the EU borders, targeted seizures can be carried out and the rights holder informed.

 

We can help you to ensure that the customs authorities take action on the basis of your intellectual property rights – or protect you against customs measures if a seizure is wrongly made against you.