Commentary

BB/17C/03 Intellectual property rights—abolition of Customs administration fee

Part V16 Forms and other HMRC material

BB/17C/03 Intellectual property rights—abolition of Customs administration fee

BB/17C/03 Intellectual property rights—abolition of Customs administration fee

Business Brief, Issue 17. 11 September 2003

This Business Brief article highlights the announcement, in news release 63/03 issued 9 September 2003, of the abolition of the Customs administration fee for businesses registering their Intellectual Property Rights with UK Customs.

Background

EC Regulation 1383/2003 sets out the conditions under which EC Customs authorities may intervene where goods are suspected of infringing Intellectual Property Rights, and enters into force on 1 July 2004. This Regulation replaces the existing Regulation 3295/94/EC and gives greater clarity, extends its scope to new Intellectual Property Rights, makes the rules more

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