Practical Cooperation with Latvian Customs and Enforcement Officers by ces12174

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									                  CIPR - REACT

Practical Cooperation with Latvian Customs and Enforcement
          Officers in Intellectual Property Enforcment


                  25 November 2004
  Coalition for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR)

• 32 professional and business associations in countries
  of the Former Soviet Union and Baltic States
• 19 rights holders
• Official observer at WIPO and ICPIP
• Member and industry co-chair of the Interpol
  Intellectual Property Crime Action Group (IIPCAG)
• Partnerships with patent authorities, law enforcement
  and customs agencies in CIS and Baltic States
                        SNB–REACT
• Founded in 1991
• Main objective is to actively fight counterfeit trade
• National units in Netherlands, Italy, Romania, Belgium, United
  Kingdom, Germany, Portugal and the Baltic States.
• General services:
   – Providing assistance with raids
   – Investigations
   – Identification of goods
   – Ongoing communication with customs and law-enforcement
     authorities
   – Legal assistance
   – Training seminars for enforcement coordinators and authorities
   – Lobbying to improbe national regulations
        CIPR-REACT Joint Project in Latvia

•   Launched in February 2004
•   157 police raids and customs checks undergone
•   Prevented infringements on 43 trademarks
•   Seized counterfeit goods in the project’s first 4
    months exceeded total seizures by Customs Board
    last year
Partners in Cooperations


          Police
         Customs
       CIPR - REACT
            Areas of Responsibility

   Police              Investigations and seizures

                    Customs measures and destruction
  Customs
                             of counterfeits
                    Rights holders representation and
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                         counterfeit identification
                   Cooperation with Police:
                    Step-by-Step Process

                                             a) Purchase
                Market
Coordinator                    Suspicion
              Inspections
                                             b) Police     Seizure




                                Original
 Samples      Digital Photo                   Statement    Police
                              Manufacturer



                                                           Actions
                     Cooperation with Customs:
                       Step-by-Step Process


                                                      Coordinator
   Customs          Suspicions    Call Coordinator                    Takes Samples
                                                     Visits Customs




                                     Statement,
                     Original                          Customs
Digital Pictures                      Power of                         Destruction
                   Manufacturer                       Notification
                                      Attorney
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     Effective enforcement -
in partnership with rightsholders
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 Additional information:
   http://www.cipr.org/
http://www.snbreact.org/

								
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