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Border Seizure | Grenzbeschlagnahme

Border Seizure

The border seizure is a means to combat effectively infringements of intellectual property rights that are relevant from imports to Germany and / or to the European Union (EU).

Considering a border seizure comes with the injury the following intellectual property rights:

  • Brand (Trademark)

  • Design

  • Patent

  • Utility model

  • Plant variety right

  • Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products and plant protection products

  • Copyright or related right

  • Geographical indication of origin

  • Topography of a semiconductor product

  • Trade name

Competent in Germany is the customs that uses an electronic application process (ZGR application). Such an application offers great opportunities but also not insignificant risks. To my law firm...

A distinction must be made between the following variants of the application:

  • Application under national legislation

  • Application under the EU Regulation: Regulation (EU) No. 608/2013