Why Customs can help patent owners
Customs authorities provide an effective weapon against counterfeit goods in Europe.
Jasper Helder and Francis van Velsen of Simmons & Simmons in Rotterdam
examine their relevance in defending patent rights
The last decade of the 20th century saw a dramatic increase
in imports into the EU of counterfeit goods. This trend is
continuing in the first years of the 21st century. One of the
main aims of the European Customs authorities is the...
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