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EU Customs Action Plan to combat IPR infringements

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.

A detailed Roadmap will be prepared by the Commission in co-operation with Member States experts to implement and monitor the Action Plan effectively and efficiently.

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