New EU Customs Enforcement Regulation On IPRs Takes Effect 09/01/2014 by Intellectual Property Watch Leave a Comment Print This Post 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 IPR CMS Cameron McKenna By Tom Scourfield, Susan Barty , Jeremy Morton , Lucy Kilshaw European Union January 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. Related Articles: New EU Customs Regulation Might Allow Wrongful Seizures Of Generic Drugs In Transit, NGOs Say Proposed EU Customs Regulation May Not Dispel Fear Of Wrongful Drug Seizures Panel: EU Accord Threatens India; World Customs Body Scales Back IP Enforcement "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.