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2002 Import restrictions on those articles which infringe intellectual property rights(FAQ)


 

  Articles which infringe patent rights, utility model rights, design rights, trademark rights, copyrights and neighboring rights, circuit layout rights or plant breeders’ rights, or which constitute an act under items 1 through 3 or 10 through 12, Paragraph 1, Article 2 of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law shall not be imported in accordance with Article 69-11 of the Customs Law.

  However, articles properly licensed by their right holder for importation or parallel import goods not infringing trademark rights, etc. are not regarded as articles infringing intellectual property, and thus may be imported.

  (Article 69-11 of the Customs Law)

  For more detailed information on IPR border enforcement by Japan Customs, please refer to the website below.
http://www.customs.go.jp/mizugiwa/chiteki/index_e.htm

 


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