The New European Union Regime on Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

    April 2014

    National partner Florian Traub contributed an article in International Trademark Association’s monthly global report on the new regime on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights in the European Union, which became effective on January 1, 2014. The regime enables right-holders to exercise control over the import into the EU of goods suspected of infringing an intellectual property right. It aims to address a threat to businesses, consumers and the public at large regarding the movement throughout Europe of counterfeit goods that infringe intellectual property rights.

    This article is reprinted with permission of the publisher.