The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union Accepts Regulation (EU) No. 608/2013 Concerning Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

As of January 1, 2014, the new Regulation (EU) No. 608/2013 concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights will be applicable and repeal Council Regulation (EC) No. 1383/2003. The new regulation will not apply to goods carried by passengers in their personal luggage provided that those goods are for their own personal use and there are no indications that commercial traffic is involved. Furthermore, infringement resulting from so-called illegal parallel trade specifically overruns in excess of the quantities agreed upon in license agreements is excluded from the scope of the regulation.