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Europe: IP Enforcement round-up

Over the last quarter, we have published 12 summaries of key IP enforcement developments, including 4 v-logs. This roundup outlines each commentary with a link to the full post, giving you the chance to catch up on any news you missed as 2016 comes to a close. IP Enforcement Focus is our series of written, video and audio

Good catch! EU customs increases number of counterfeits stopped at outer borders in 2015

The freshly released report of the European Commission on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights in 2015 is testament to the high effectiveness of applications for customs action in the European Union as it shows a remarkable 15% rise in numbers of detained counterfeits compared to 2014 and a four year high. Key Figures

Japan: MIPRO’s Foreign Brands Directory is now open for your entry

Until 2014, Japan’s Manufactured Imports and Investment Promotion Organization (“MIPRO“) published an annual “Directory of Foreign Brand Right Holders” (the “Directory“). The Directory was used by various enforcement agencies, and contained key information about foreign businesses’ trademarks as well as the contact details of brand owners. While MIPRO was unable to issue the Directory in 2015

Every cent counts – Chinese authorities reduce or eliminate certain IP application fees

The National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Finance have jointly issued “Notice 2136” (发改价格 [2015] 2136 号) and the Ministry of Finance has issued “Notice 102” (财税[2015]102 号). These two notices affect IP fees as follows: Trademarks, Copyright and Patents Notice 2136 reduces certain administrative fees for trademark and copyright registration applications with effect

7 things you should know about IP protection by Chinese Customs

The General Administration of Customs of China (the “GACC”) has recently released its annual Report on the Situation of IP Protection, which contains valuable statistics on how the GACC has tried to stop the vast flow of counterfeit goods into and out of China in 2014. These annual reports are a valuable resource for IPR

Hong Kong Customs steps up efforts against counterfeit cosmetics

In a recent interview, the Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department explained the efforts that Customs has taken to tackle counterfeit cosmetics in the Hong Kong market and urged IP right owners to record their IP rights with Customs to facilitate such anti-counterfeiting efforts. Customs officers in particular mentioned the success that Customs recently had

Dubai, UAE – Re-export of counterfeit products to cease

A highly contentious practice of Dubai Customs over the past few years has been the re-export of counterfeit products seized by Customs. We have learnt in a discussion with the director of the IPR Department at Dubai Customs that this practice will be discontinued in the coming months. Although brand owners have complained about the