To help enforcement authorities develop their understanding and to assist them in their investigative work, we provide a series of guides as well as access to key resources.
The guides include tips and advice from leading bodies in the field including Europol and customs authorities from throughout the world. The catalogue of links will enable you to contact both private and public bodies engaged in intellectual property and enforcement-related activities, including national authorities and associations representing intellectual property rights owners.
Here you will find a list of tools and databases developed to support enforcement.
European Patent Office database
Espacenet: the European Patent Office database offers free access to more than 70 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today
How to detect fake goods
- The indications provided here by Taxation and Customs Union can help you to identify fakes and other IPR infringing goods.
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