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The IP Enforcement portal is the integration of the EDB, ACIST and ACRIS tools in a single platform

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EU Customs’ urgent call to rights holders of COVID 19 related products, to file customs applications for action (AFAs)

12 December 2020

As an outcome of the IPR enforcement discussions during the IPEP Forum, customs called to rights holders dealing with COVID‑19-related products, to file customs applications for action (AFAs).

Join our next Q&A session on the IP Enforcement Portal

03 December 2020

Our next live demo and Q&A session for rights holders and legal representatives will take place on 9 December at 15:00 CET.

New corrective release of the IP Enforcement Portal

04 November 2020

To ensure the continuous improvement of our services, we have executed a corrective release in the IP Enforcement Portal to address certain issues in the tool and to upgrade its functionalities.

The IP Enforcement Portal Forum — a virtual meeting in 2020 for the IP enforcement community

30 October 2020

Invitation to participate in the 2020 IP Enforcement Portal Forum, to be held as a virtual meeting on 1 December.

Join our next Q&A session on the IP Enforcement Portal

26 October 2020

Our next live demo and Q&A session for rights holders and legal representatives will take place on 6 November at 15:00 CET.

New AFA forms and EORI: the webinar recording

13 October 2020

The webinar recording is now available

New webinar: New AFA forms and EORI

24 September 2020

In cooperation with the European Commission, we are organising a webinar on 6 October to further explain the changes to the Implementing Regulation and the EORI number.

Join our next Q&A session on the IP Enforcement Portal

24 September 2020

Our next live demo and Q&A session for rights holders and legal representatives will take place on 9 October at 15:00 CET.

EORI number: obligatory for applications for action

15 September 2020

As of today, 15 September 2020, theEconomic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number is obligatory for the submission, amendment and extension of customs applications for action (AFA). Read more on how to request one.

EORI number: mandatory for the submitting, amending or extending customs applications for action

26 August 2020

From 15 September 2020, all rights holders and legal representatives who wish to submit a new customs application for action (AFA) or to amend or extend their existing applications for action must have an EORI number (Economic Operators Registration and Identification number).

Virtual meeting of the IP Enforcement Portal rights holder’s steering group

09 July 2020

The rights holder’s steering group for the IP Enforcement Portal held its biannual meeting online for the first time.

Successful IP Enforcement Portal SOC2 certification on data security

09 July 2020

The IP Enforcement Portal achieved SOC2 certification on data security. This achievement is the result of successful collaboration between the Digital Transformation Department (DTD) and the European Observatory on Infringements of IP Rights.

Join our next Q&A session on the IP Enforcement Portal

07 July 2020

Our next live demo and Q&A session for rights holders and legal representatives will take place on the 15th July at 15:00 CET.

The role of the IP Enforcement Portal in the fight against coronavirus-related fake protection goods

26 June 2020

Due to enforcement authorities being confronted with so many counterfeits of goods related to the prevention and care of COVID-19, the IP Enforcement Portal was put at the disposal of rights holders and enforcers in an attempt to lessen such activity.

New enforcement authority joins the Portal

09 June 2020

The IP Enforcement Portal team is pleased to inform you that a new authority has joined the Portal.

Is your AFA about to expire? What are the next steps?

03 June 2020

Have you filed a customs application for action and it is about to expire? Customs authorities must receive your extension request 30 working days before the expiry of the period to be extended.

Join our live Q&A session on the IP Enforcement Portal

19 May 2020

Are you wondering how the IP Enforcement Portal can help protect your rights? What does it look like? Learn all you need to know from a demo of the tool’s features followed by a Q&A session.

When: 28/05/2020 at 15.00 CET.
Duration: 1 hour.

Working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak? Two suggestions for improvement to your company account in the Portal

27 April 2020

The last few weeks have been a difficult time for everyone. The IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP) team hopes you are keeping safe and well.

Covid-19 and signed AFAs - temporary acceptance of scanned paper forms

26 March 2020

Dear users

Due to the exceptional circumstances of Covid-19, a number of EU Customs authorities will temporarily accept the signed paper form of the AFA scanned and send to them by e-mail.

2020 IP Enforcement Portal Forum: postponed to 1 and 2 December

24 March 2020

On the 14 March, the Spanish government declared a ‘state of alarm’ over COVID-19, placing strict restrictions on freedom of movement and gatherings.

A communication platform between all parties in enforcement

The platform permits all rights holders, enforcers and the EU Commission and its EU delegations to enter informationrelated to IPR enforcement through drop-down menus in their own language.

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Protect originals

Rights holders can protect their products against counterfeiting by sharing information on their products, IP rights and contact data with EU enforcement authorities. This will make it easier for enforcers to recognise originals from fake goods (on the basis of information such as packaging, identifiers, logistics), contact the rights holders if needed and take action.

Report IPR infringement cases in third countries to the EU Commission (DG Trade)

Including information on the procedures chosen to enforce these cases so that the Commission is aware of the IPR landscape in these countries and can adapt their strategy.

File and extend customs’ Application for Action (AFA) electronically

This legal document is necessary for any customs administration to take action on your behalf on products counterfeiting your IP rights.

Receive an overview of the IP infringement landscape in countries outside of the EU

To better understand the landscape in a specific country to shape your business strategy there more effectively.

Multilingual exchange

The tool permits all users to enter information through drop-down menus in their own language. The same information can be viewed in any of the 23 languages of the EU.


Terms and Conditions.

As a right holder you will need a valid registered trade mark or a valid registered design within the European Union. Legal representatives can request an account for their clients, indicating a trade mark or design (European Union or national). Legal representatives can have a “legal representative” account to have access to their clients` account with their own credentials.


Information exchange with rights holders on specific cases

The tool allows the exchange of key information between rights holders and enforcement authorities to help distinguish between original and fake goods. Customs and police officers can use the information in the tool to recognise counterfeited goods and contact the rights holders to discuss a case.

Statistics on detentions

The tool contains data on the detentions of articles that are suspected of infringing intellectual property at borders and in the internal market. With this you can report and follow your own authority’s activity.

Alerts on trends

Enforcers can receive alerts from rights holders on new trends or on a specific case from which enforcers can take action.


All authorities’ data is converted into a harmonised format so that it can be compared and aggregated, allowing further analysis and the creation of individualised reports. The tool provides simple reports to analyse trends. Ad hoc reports on data analysis and EU trends will be prepared to help enforcers target their work.

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