Customs Can Nab EU-Bound Fake Goods: EU High Court

Law360, New York (December 1, 2011, 2:58 PM EST) -- The European Union’s highest court said Thursday that suspected counterfeit goods being transported from nonmember states through the EU can be seized by EU customs officials if they determine the goods are intended to be sold inside the bloc.

Authorities in member states can temporarily seize pirated goods when they suspect that one or more of the operators involved in the manufacture, sale or transportation of the products might be planning to sell the cargo to EU customers, even if they haven’t yet begun to do...
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