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1 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy Cancun, Mexico 1-3 December 2009 Bridging Boundaries for Shared Solutions How the EU has developed cooperation between Customs and business for better customs enforcement of IPR? 1

2 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy22 Introduction Legal base Customs initiatives 2008 statistics

3 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy3 3 Legal Base Legal obligation –Council regulation 1383/2003 coverage scope –Commission regulation 1891/2004 where, how, when exchange of information Limitations –Customs protection at border

4 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy4 4 Provisions applicable to goods found to infringe an IPR To take the goods off the market To deprive infringers of the economic benefits of the transaction To constitute an effective deterrent to further transaction of the same kind To penalise the fraudsters.

5 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy5 Customs initiatives IPR Action Plan European anti-counterfeiting plan High Level Seminar, Paris New IPR Customs Action Plan

6 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy6 EU Customs Action Plan to combat IPR infringements, : four main challenges Dangerous counterfeit goods Organised crime Globalisation of counterfeiting Sale of counterfeits over the internet 6

7 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy7 EU Customs Action Plan to combat IPR infringements, : sections Legislation Operational performance Business cooperation International cooperation Raising awareness 7

8 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy8 EU Customs Action Plan to combat IPR infringements, Business cooperation Submission of applications for action. Special arrangements with right holders and other stakeholders Targeted seminars. Regular meetings. Further development of electronic exchange of information with the private sector. The development of special alert systems. Information concerning customs procedures relating to IPR enforcement. 8

9 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy9 R isk assessment in the field of IPR protection Close cooperation with right holders Information given by right holders in their applications for action Manual for right holders for lodging and processing applications for action 9

10 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy10 The number of applications for action made in the Member States has increased from nearly 1000 applications in 2000 to almost in

11 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy11 In 2008, 80% of customs actions were initiated under an application for action previously submitted to Customs 11

12 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy12 The figures for 2008 show again a continuous increase in the overall amount of cases. The total amount rises this year with 13% up to cases. This year also the overall amount of articles detained has increased again up to almost 179 million articles 12

13 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy13 Number of cases

14 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy14 Number of articles

15 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy15

16 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy16 3

17 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy17 Articles Trademark54,92% Patent42,50% Copyright/ related right1,25% Design and model right1,24% Plant variety right0,08% Unknown0,01% Protected designation of origin0,00% Protected geographical indication0,00% Figure 14 17

18 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy18

19 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union 1 December 2009, Cancún 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy19

20 European Commission / Taxation and Customs Union For more information, please consult our web site: s/counterfeit_piracy/combating/index_en.htm Mirosław Zieliński Director Customs Policy Taxation and Customs Union Directorate General (TAXUD) European Commission Thank you for your attention 20


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