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Customs Intellectual Property Rights Guidance

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Simplified procedures based upon Article 11 of Council Regulation 1383/2003: Extension of prescribed period

The right-holder or an interested party may request that the prescribed period be extended by a further 10 working days but the entire period shall not exceed a total of 20 working days.

If an extension of 10 working days is granted under Article 11 no further extension may be granted under Article 13 however this does not override the right-holder’s right to initiate proceedings at any time during the detention period.

Where the right holder seeks abandonment of the goods under the simplified procedure this may be deemed to be an appropriate case for extending the initial 10 day detention period.