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eAFA toolkit & resources

eAFA toolkit

As from 13 December 2021, all customs applications for action (AFAs) should be filed and managed electronically. AFAs can be filed and managed in IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP).

You can access IPEP through the LOG IN above, either using your IPEP credentials or authenticating through the TAXUD authentication portal (using your EORI).

What's new

EU enforcement of IP rights: a joint report with the European Commission

30 november 2021

EU enforcement of IP rights: a joint report with the European Commission with data provided through the IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP) and the EU-wide anti-counterfeit and anti-piracy information system (COPIS) 

Join our session on the new e-application for action (eAFA)

05 november 2021

The IP Enforcement Portal team, in collaboration with the European Commission - DG TAXUD, invites rights holders and legal representatives to a session on the upcoming eAFA, on 25 November at 15.00 CET.

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

14 oktober 2021

Our next live demo and Q&A session for rights holders and legal representatives will take place on 26 October at 15:00 CET.

Subscribe to our newsletter

22 september 2021

Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up-to-date with the latest news on the IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP).

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

25 avgust 2021

Our next live demo and Q&A session for rights holders and legal representatives will take place on 13 September at 15:00 CET.

Notification of detentions by the Spanish Cuerpo Nacional de Policía (National Police Force)

17 avgust 2021

The Spanish Cuerpo Nacional de Policía have started to notify detentions of infringing goods through the ‘Suspicious Case’ function of the IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP).

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

16 junij 2021

Our next live demo and Q&A session for rights holders and legal representatives will take place on 30 June at 15:00 CET.

IP crime among the 10 priorities in the fight against organised crime

11 junij 2021

IP crime included in the 2022-2025 EU priorities for the fight against serious and organised crime through the EU Policy Cycle – EMPACT. The IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP) will be included among the EUIPO’s tools to support cooperation between law

Report on the EU Enforcement of intellectual property rights

09 junij 2021

The report on EU Enforcement of intellectual property rights: overall results of detentions 2019, was published offering an overview of the detentions of fake products in 2019 as reported by EU Member States.

Online training sessions for enforcement authorities using IPEP

04 junij 2021

Training on the tool was organised for market surveillance authorities, customs and police.

Eurojust has joined the IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP)

10 maj 2021

Eurojust has joined the IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP). We warmly welcome prosecutors on board!

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

10 maj 2021

Our next live demo and Q&A session for rights holders and legal representatives will take place on 26 May at 15:00 CET.

New enforcement authority joins IPEP

05 maj 2021

New consumer-related market surveillance authority has joined the Portal.

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

12 april 2021

Our next live demo and Q&A session for rights holders and legal representatives will take place on 22 April at 15:00 CET.

Notifications of detentions in the IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP)

01 marec 2021

Recently, the Belgian customs started to notify the detentions of infringing goods through the Suspicious Case feature of the IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP) adding to the other authorities reporting already through the tool.

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

16 februar 2021

Our next live demo and Q&A session for rights holders and legal representatives will take place on 25 February at 15:00 CET.

Guide for enforcers on how to photograph detained IP-infringing goods

11 februar 2021

Customs officers share photographs of detained IP infringing goods with rights holders so they can identify the goods. We recommend that our users create a guide for enforcers, informing them on how to take pictures of detained IP-infringing goods.

Managing who has access to your account in the IP Enforcement Portal

26 januar 2021

Do you want to give access to your team members? Is a colleague leaving the company? Learn how you can manage who has access to your account in IPEP.

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

19 januar 2021

Our next live demo and Q&A session for rights holders and legal representatives will take place on 28 January at 15:00 CET.

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).

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.

 

Rights holders

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 manage 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.

REQUEST RIGHTS HOLDER ACCOUNT

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.

Enforcers

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.

Reports

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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