New EU regulation for a stronger IPRs customs enforcement

On 19 July 2013 entered into force EU Regulation No. 608/2013 concerning custom enforcement of intellectual property rights (the Regulation).

The Regulation, which shall become applicable as of 1 January 2014 by replacing former regulation n. 1383/2003, provides some improvements aimed to strengthen the enforcement process.

Firstly, the Regulation extends the range of protected intellectual property rights to trade names, topographies of semiconductor products, utility models and non-agricultural geographical indications…

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