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IPR Expert Advisors

In cases where an application for suspension has been lodged with Customs or for the purposes of identification procedures, if Customs faces difficulties in determining whether goods subject to either procedure are infringing or not, Customs may designate three persons with sufficient knowledge and experience in the area of IPR from 45 candidates (lawyers, patent attorneys, scholars) for seeking opinions. Customs honors the majority of their opinions and makes a decision.

(Article 69-5, 69-9,69-14,and 69-19 of the Customs Law, Article 62-5,62-13,62-19 and 62-30 of the Cabinet Order for Enforcement of the Customs Law)


 

 

 

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