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Customs Intellectual Property Rights Guidance

HM Revenue & Customs
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Application of Section 89 Trade Marks Act 1994: Procedure

The right holder must complete the notice published in SI 1994 No 2625 and send it to the IPAU along with payment of £30.00 plus VAT for each consignment.

The IPAU will forward consignment details to the border office concerned and if there is sufficient targeting information may arrange for a profile to be set on CHIEF.

Upon detection the goods should be detained and the right holder informed

If the right holder confirms that the goods infringe their rights they should be seized as prohibited items.

CEMA Section 139(1), (2), (3), (4), (7) & (8) shall apply to goods liable to seizure and forfeiture