With an eye to the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), the Customs Administration conducted an annual workshop on IPR border enforcement at Kaohsiung Customs on September 2, 2022 to improve Customs inspectors' professional competence against IPR infringement.
The Customs Administration invited experts from the Intellectual Property Office of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the National Police Agency of the Ministry of the Interior and Taiwan Ciaotou District Prosecutor Office to share their expertise and experiences. Their insights into legal practice and regulations strengthen the inspectors' skills and abilities to intercept IPR Infringing products more effectively at the border.
Successful IPR protection relies on the public awareness of its importance as well as their efforts to refuse purchasing counterfeit and pirated goods. Kaohsiung Customs urges that importers and exporters should cautiously avoid infringement of patents, trademarks or copyright while filing their customs declarations.