Support in managing relations with customs controls authorities to detect and stop counterfeit goods that may damage the company in various markets
Management of trademark registration applications with the customs authority of the country to be monitored, taking into account the specific customs laws of each nation
Support in customs matters at Italian, European and international levels, also thanks to foreign professionals with specific expertise in the relevant laws of their countries
Stopping the flow of counterfeit goods – especially internationally – is not easy and requires synergy with customs control authorities and targeted systemic anti-counterfeiting actions.
The legal complexities and specificities of individual states also require extensive expertise to coordinate effective controls and actions.
Designation protection strategy External IP office
Strategic asset portfolio management Support for marketing and legal departments
Synergy for the defence and protection of trademarks and designs Support for IP due diligence
IP compliance management in accordance with Italian and EU regulations
Protection strategy support External IP office
Planning the strategy for the establishment and defence of exclusive rights
In order to activate customs controls, it is first necessary to identify the individual country whose customs you want to engage, and then to proceed with targeted actions in that country. In fact each country has its own specific legislation on the subject.
Actions may be national or EU-wide, in which case the state(s) where intervention is sought must be specified.
The aim is to block the release of or detain goods suspected of infringing an industrial property right, and if possible, to destroy them.
Customs authorities intervene when, during control of goods declared for release for free circulation, export or re-export or introduced into or leaving the territory of the European Community, there is a suspicion that they infringe an industrial property right.
If a request is submitted, intervention is mandatory.
Registering your trademark with Chinese customs prevents counterfeit goods from circulating within the Chinese territory or leaving its borders.
The purpose of registering with customs is to stop goods of dubious origin. In case of doubt, the customs authorities seize the goods under examination by the legitimate trademark owner.
The duration is one year from the date of approval of the GAC registration and is linked to the renewal of the trademark for which registration is sought.