Wednesday, 25 March 2009

EU customs cooperation: IPR infringements

European Union customs cooperation against counterfeiting and piracy has advanced one step with the new EU customs action plan to combat infringements of intellectual property rights (IPR) for the years 2009 to 2012.

EU Customs Action Plan to Combat IPR Infringements 2009-2012

The new programme strives to take into account the growing threat posed by counterfeit goods to health and safety and to the environment, as well as the latest trends in the area of counterfeiting and piracy, especially with regard to the new challenges posed by the globalisation of world trade and Internet sales.

Council Resolution 2009/C 71/01 of 16 March 2009 on the EU Customs Action Plan to combat IPR infringements for the years 2009 to 2012 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 25.3.2009 C 71/1.

Ralf Grahn