Volume: 4 Issue: 2

Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property

The New Customs Regulation on border controls concerning counterfeit, pirated and bootleg goods

Ashley Roughton *

Keywords: border regulation, customs, seizure, Regulation (EU) No. 608/2013


The use of customs procedures to restrict or prevent the movement of goods infringing intellectual property rights across an EU Member State border has long been an important consideration for rights holders. The old Border Regulation has now been replaced by a newer regime, but the changes in many respects are minor. However, one exception is the modification of the ten day rule and the clarification that the Regulation has nothing to do with substantive intellectual property law … or does it?

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