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Protecting Intellectual Property Rights: Customs detain €1 billion worth of fake goods at EU borders in 2012

05/08/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 August 2013 EU Customs detained almost 40 million products suspected of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) in 2012, according to the Commission's annual report on customs actions to enforce IPR.

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Customs action to tackle IPR infringing goods – Frequently Asked Questions

05/08/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 August 2013 See also IP/13/761 1. General information about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Why is it important to protect IPR? As the EU’s 2020 Strategy underlines, the protection of IPR is key to the EU economy.

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