Customs enforcement

Customs action within EU in relation to infringing goods

Customs will be able to maintain the detention of goods suspected of being counterfeit or violate other intellectual property rights only for a period of 10 working days, subject to extension for an additional 10 days, within which the holder of the right of trademarks, patent or other, will right to inspect the goods and to propose the necessary civil actions for its own protection.

The main civil actions, as well as criminal ones, available to the holder of the intellectual property rights are the following:
– Civil action of unfair competition
– Civil action for trade mark infringement
– Civil action for patent infringement / model

D’agostini Legal – documento di approfondimento (italian language)