Intelectual property: electronic documents - better enforcement
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While the digital transition of communication between individuals and customs is increasingly taking place, as well as the need to reduce or even eliminate the transmission of paper documents arises, from 15-09-2020 amendments of Regulation (EU) No 608/2013, providing for a different procedure for applications for customs supervision measures, entered into force. The biggest change is related to the form of submission of documents. From now on, applicants' national or European Union applications for customs supervision measures, as well as other necessary documentation, is submitted to the responsible customs office via the European Union Intellectual Property Office (hereinafter referred to as EUIPO) IP Enforcement Portal. What else has changed and what action should Rightsholders and other applicants have to take?