CUSTOMS INTERVENTION AND ANTIPIRACY

How can piracy and counterfeiting of trademarks be tackled? The increase in copyright piracy and counterfeiting or appropriation of trademarks and patents and other Intellectual Property rights forces companies to combat this  through all the legal means available.

Although the customs authorities carry out this work ex-officio, at present practically all of the interventions arise as a result of the request of the owners of the rights.

The first preventive measure is to avoid goods that violate Intellectual Property rights, from entering the territory. Once products are manufactured or distributed, the prosecution of the crime requires the active intervention of the police authorities.

In this regard, Clarke, Modet & Cº processes the customs protection requests and works along with the police departments specialized in these matters. Likewise, we are vigilant of any merchandise suspected to have infringed your Intellectual Property rights. 

Do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information or personalized assistance.