In recent years it has happened too many times in Europe that Customs intercepted counterfeit goods but could not timely locate or contact the owner of the trademarks to notify them and to have the goods confiscated for destruction. By appointing representatives in CTM countries fighting counterfeit products becomes much more effective.
Steps to be taken:
1. Dowload the application form (see the link below) for action by customs authorities and complete it on behalf of the trademark owner or have it completed by the trademark owner.
2. Send the completed form with all requested information to JMTC IP
3. We will check the form and file the application at Dutch Customs
4. Dutch Customs will automatically notify other national Customs Authorities in the European Community of the application for the subject trademark.
As soon as counterfeit goods are intercepted it becomes relatively easy to timely notify the trademark owner and start a procedure to have the counterfeit goods confiscated for destruction.
Please contact us for further details on this procedure. The applicaton is valid for one year from the date of filing, but can be extended every year.