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From January 1, 2014, the EU Regulation 608/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 June 2013 on the protection of intellectual property rights

Subject to action pursuant to Regulation no. 608, are:
a) the goods declared for release for free circulation, export or re-export ;
b) goods entering or leaving the customs territory of the Union;
c) goods placed under a suspensive procedure or in a free zone or in a free tax warehouse.

Excluded from the scope of this Regulation, are:
1 ) goods released for free circulation under the regime of a particular destination (art. 1.3);
2 ) goods contained in travelers’ personal luggage, provided they are not of a commercial nature (art.1.4 );
3 ) goods manufactured with the consent of the right holder and those whose production is carried out by a person duly authorized by the holder of the right to produce a certain amount , but that are produced in quantities greater than that agreed between that person and the holder of the right , – respectively – the so-called ” Parallel trade ” (recital
6), that is, intellectual property rights.

New intellectual property rights:
In addition to the provisions in the Regulations 1383/2013 , the customs protection is extended to other types as the “topography of semiconductor product,” the “utility model” and the “trade name protected as long as an exclusive right of
intellectual property pursuant to the national legislation or the Union.”

Applications for protection and extension requests submitted before December 31, 2013 and accepted under Reg 1383/2003 remain valid until the natural expiration, but may not be extended.

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