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HMRC internal manual

Customs Intellectual Property Rights Guidance

Simplified procedures based upon Article 11 of Council Regulation 1383/2003: Presumed consent

If none of the interested parties specifically oppose destruction within the prescribed period, e.g. by failing to respond to the right holder then agreement to dispose of the goods may be presumed to have been given.

The right holder must confirm in writing that the goods infringe their intellectual property right and may be destroyed due to a failure on the part of the interested parties to respond to a request to abandon.