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Review of customs legislation on enforcement of intellectual property rights

Title
Consultation paper on the review of EU legislation on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR)
Policy fields

The proposal would impact on several policy areas, notably customs union, and IPR related areas such as:
Trade, Internal Market, Justice and Home Affairs, Agriculture, Competition, Consumers, Culture, Development, Enterprise, Public Health and Research and Technology.

Target groups

Contributions are particularly sought from:
- IP right holders and their business associations;
- Economic operators in general and more specifically those providing services related to international trade of goods (shippers, carriers, consignors, customs declarants, holders of customs procedures, holders of customs warehouses, etc)
- Consumers
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

Period of consultation
From 25.03.2010  to 07.06.2010
Objective of the consultation
The European Commission, in close collaboration with the Member States, has carried out the review of the Council Regulation (EC) No 1383/2003 of 22 July 2003 concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights and the measures to be taken against goods found to have infringed such rights.
If considered appropriate in the light of this review and after completion of the public consultation, the European Commission shall prepare a proposal for a Regulation of the Council and of the European Parliament, concerning Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The proposal would replace the Council Regulation (EC) No 1383/2003.
How to submit your contribution
We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.
  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a registered organisation, please click here to submit your contribution. (Please also read the message "How to submit your contributions" in respect of organisations at the bottom of this page).
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.
Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
View the consultation document
Consultation paperpdf(51 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Reference documents and other, related consultations

- Council Regulation (EC) No 1383/2003pdf of 22 July 2003 concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights and the measures to be taken against goods found to have infringed such rights  OJ L 196, 2.8.2003, p. 7-14
- Communication from the Commission COM (2002) 704 finalpdf: Towards a reinforced culture of consultation and dialogue - General principles and minimum standards for consultation of interested parties by the Commission
- COM (2010) 2020pdf Choose translations of the previous link  , Communication from the Commission, Europe 2020. A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Brussels, 3.3.2010
- WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPSpdf)
- Council Resolution of 25 September 2008 on a comprehensive European anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy plan ( 2008/C 253/01pdf)
- Council Resolution of 16 March 2009 on the EU Customs Action Plan to combat IPR infringements for the years 2009 to 2012 ( 2009/C 71/01pdf)

Contact details
responsible service

European Commission
Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union

Unit TAXUD.C.3
e-mailTAXUD-B1-IPRCUSTOMS@ec.europa.eu
postal address

European Commission
Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union
UNIT C3

1049 Brussels - Belgium
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In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.
Results of consultation and next steps
Responses and summary reportpdf(327 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Protection of personal dataSpecific privacy statementpdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

 

"How to submit your contribution" in respect of organisations

In the interests of transparency, organisations (including, for example, NGOs, trade associations and  commercial enterprises) are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct

If you are a Registered organisation, please indicate the name and address of your organisation and your Register ID number on the first page of your contribution. Your contribution will then be considered as representing the views of your organisation.

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The Commission asks organisations who wish to submit comments in the context of public consultations to provide the Commission and the public at large with information about whom and what they represent. If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions. (Consultation Standards, see COM (2002) 704, and Communication on ETI Follow-up, see COM (2007) 127 of 21/03/2007)