The EU platform to manage customs applications for action (AFA) and deal with IPR enforcement matters
To ensure quality and proper processing of data, all customs applications for action (AFAs) should be filed and managed electronically. AFAs can be filed and managed in IPEP.
Please contact the IPEP team at email@example.com for any assistance.
Internal Market AFA
Should your AFA submission country be France, you can also file an AFA based on the French Intellectual Property Code, which allows customs authorities to set up the surveillance of goods on national territory. In other words, the authorities may detain goods that have already cleared customs and that are now in free circulation.
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A communication platform between all parties in enforcement
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.
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.
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