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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this monograph provides a comprehensive survey and analysis of the rules laid down in Regulation (EU) No 608/2013 Concerning Customs Enforcement Of Intellectual Property Rights and Repealing Regulation 1383/2003.
Regulation 608/2013, which entered into force on 1 January 2014 throughout the twenty-eight Member States of the European Union (EU), sets out the conditions and procedures under which customs can take action at the EU’s external borders regarding goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights.
The book provides a factual overview of the problem of counterfeiting and piracy in the EU and beyond, summarizes the international legal framework in the field of customs enforcement of intellectual property rights, sets out the Regulation’s background and raison d’être, examines and critically assesses the Regulation’s provisions at length and their interplay with international trade and intellectual property law, and addresses in detail the sensitive issue of goods in transit in light of the provisions of the EU legislative package on trade marks that was adopted in 2015. The publication also contrasts Regulation 608/2013 with the former regime of customs enforcement of intellectual property rights in the EU.
Particular attention is paid throughout the publication to recent developments and trends. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Regulation (EU) No 608/2013 will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of EU law on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights.