First released in 2006, the Oxford University Press book “Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights through Border Measures” has been fully updated in the second edition to include the two more recent Member States Bulgaria and Romania. The work thus provides important guidance for intellectual property rights-holders on the practical application of border measures in the 27 Member States. Coverage of the legislation and guidance is also updated to include commentary on Commission Regulation 1172/2007, which created a new application for action form for the applications based on a “Community right”, as well as the DG TAXUD manual for filing applications for action under Regulation 1383/2003. Updates to case law include important recent decisions in relation to goods in transit, sanctions against traffickers when a case has been settled under the simplified procedure, Community applications for action, and the ECJ’s Advocate-General’s opinion on the use of information provided to an intellectual property rights-holder during a border seizure of goods. This second edition also considers the fundamental changes to the national Customs authorities’ detention and seizure procedures in respect of in-transit goods.
New material also includes a new stakeholder mapping section explaining the respective roles of the many international organisations that are active in the enforcement of intellectual property rights such as WIPO, WCO, WHO, OLAF, EUROPOL, and INTERPOL as well as a new chapter on organised crime in light of its increasing occurrence within counterfeiting networks.
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