If your business hasn’t already been affected by fake goods and counterfeiting, you should consider yourself fortunate. And if it has, you’ll understand the costs associated with every new customs seizure.
A European Commission press release reveals that EU custom seizures of over 41 million fake goods were made at EU borders during 2016 – with a total value of €670 million!
A European Commission press release reveals that EU custom seizures of over 41 million fake goods were made at EU borders during 2016 – with a total value of €670 million! Experience in all aspects of custom seizures related to IP
As your IP partner, IP custom seizures, copyright and trademark infringement are areas where we offer reassuring help. Here are the rights we may be able to act upon after customs seizures:
- Registered trademarks and trade names.
- Designs or models.
- Designations of origin, geographic designations or designation of origin protected rights.
- Patents and patents for utility models.
- Supplementary protection certificates.
- Rights for plant varieties.
- Semiconductor product topographies.
Making sense of IP for customs seizures
With 28 member states in the EU (April 2018), shared borders with 20 countries and a boundary approximately 15,000 Km long, making sense of this can seem impossibly challenging.
Don’t worry. That’s what the EU customs authorities are there for. When customs seizures are made, we’re there too, with over 500 IP attorneys and supporting professionals. And over 10,000 combined years’ experience available to tackle counterfeiting and infringements of trademarks on your behalf.
We’re uncompromising practitioners of IP law when tackling IP infringement. This really matters when, according to a 2015 report by www.netnames.com, ‘counterfeiting is as profitable as illegal drugs’. And growing by over 15% per annum as well as costing companies over $1.8 trillion (€1,460,754,000,000) annually.
By the way, our team members are also among the friendliest, most genuine professionals in pan-European IP when looking after you and your IP.
You’ll discover that the moment you contact us…