Introduction and general principles: Purpose of the controls
The main objectives are:
- to protect the public from being misled and from any products that may endanger their health and safety
- to help protect intellectual property right holders from the abuse of their legal rights
- to protect the artistic, research and development investment of right holders thus contribute to the economic well being of EU businesses and
- to help prevent criminals using the international trade in goods infringing intellectual property rights to generate illicit profits to fund their other activities.