Protecting intellectual property rights through EU customs procedures

Enrico Bonadio

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Discusses the customs controls to prevent the importation of counterfeit goods into the European Union under Regulation 1383/2003. Describes the procedure for customs authorities to seize and detain suspected counterfeits on their own initiative or at the intellectual property owners' request. Commends the advantages of Regulation 1383/2003 over the previous legislation. Reviews European Court of Justice cases on customs seizure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-88
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Trade Law & Regulation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Counterfeits
  • Customs controls
  • EC law
  • Enforcement
  • Intellectual property


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