Commission initiatives for combating counterfeiting and other IPR infringements
The European Commission and the EU Member States are active to ensure a proper enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) at the external border.
EU Customs Action Plan to combat IPR infringements (2013-2017)
On 10 December 2012 the Council adopted a Resolution on the EU Customs Action Plan to Combat IPR Infringements for the Years 2013-2017.
The strategic objectives of this Action Plan are the following:
- Effectively implementing and monitoring the new EU legislation on customs enforcement of IPR;
- Tackling major trends in trade of IPR infringing goods;
- Tackling trade of IPR infringing goods throughout the international supply chain;
- Strengthening cooperation with the European Observatory and law enforcement authorities on infringements of IPRs.
The Commission, in cooperation with the Member States, prepared a report on the implementation of the Action Plan that was published on 22 February 2018.