Custom Protection against Trademark Counterfeit

The IPR (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007 in conjunction with the Customs Act offers trademark rights holders to register their trademark with the customs houses to stop the import of infringing and counterfeit products.

The said rules provide for a mechanism for registering a trademark with the Central Board of Excise and Customs, whereby the concerned Customs offices shall watch out, seize and confiscate any goods that are found to be infringing or counterfeiting the said trademark.

To read more on the procedural aspects of custom recordal, please read our blog post here.