New EU Customs Enforcement Regulation On IPRs Takes Effect09/01/2014 by Intellectual Property Watch Leave a CommentShare this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Much of our best content is available only to IP Watch subscribers. We are a non-profit independent news service, and subscribing to our service helps support our goals of bringing more transparency to global IP and innovation policies. To access all of our content, please subscribe now.A new regulation on the enforcement of intellectual property rights took effect in the European Union on 1 January, strengthening enforcement and extending the range of rights protected, according to a legal analysis.The analysis, published by Lexology, is available here and reposted below: New year, new regulation: customs enforcement of IPRCMS Cameron McKennaBy Tom Scourfield, Susan Barty , Jeremy Morton , Lucy Kilshaw European UnionJanuary 6 2014 As of 1 January 2014, the new regulation concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (608/2013) (the “New Regulation”) applies repealing the Counterfeit Goods Regulation (1383/2003/EC).In October last year, as part of our analysis of EU customs detention statistics, we reported on the key changes which the New Regulation introduces (please click here).In brief, the New Regulation provides customs authorities with extended powers to detain counterfeit or pirated goods at EU borders. Some of the key changes include an extension of the range of intellectual property rights which are afforded protection, the introduction of new rules concerning small consignments and making the simplified procedure for the detention and destruction of goods compulsory for all Member States.Rightsholders would be advised to consider filing a new Application for Action, notwithstanding the fact that their existing Application may not have expired. This would enable rightsholders to take advantage of the new small consignments provisions and the extended protection for various types of intellectual property right. Share this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Related"New EU Customs Enforcement Regulation On IPRs Takes Effect" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.