The Customs (Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2019/514

2019 No. 514

Exiting The European Union

Customs

The Customs (Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Made 7th March 2019

Laid before Parliament 8th March 2019

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2)

The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs make these Regulations exercising the powers in section 8(1) of, and paragraph 21 of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 20181.

The requirements of paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (relating to the appropriate Parliamentary procedure for these Regulations) have been satisfied.

Citation, commencement and effect
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Citation, commencement and effect

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Customs (Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

(2) These Regulations come into force on exit day2.

(3) The amendments made by these Regulation do not have effect in relation to goods entering Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland or exiting Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland.

Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 608/2013 concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights

Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 608/2013 concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights

S-2 Regulation ( EU ) No 608/2013 of the European Parliament and of...

2. Regulation (EU) No 608/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No. 1383/2003is amended as follows.

S-3 In Article 1— in paragraph (1)— omit the words from “within the...

3. In Article 1—

(a) in paragraph (1)—

(i) omit the words from “within the customs territory” to “the Community Customs Code”, and

(ii) in point (b), for “Union” substitute “United Kingdom,

(b) in paragraph (2), for “Union” substitute “United Kingdom, and

(c) in paragraph (6), “for national or Union law on intellectual property or the laws of the Member States” substitute “the law on intellectual property”.

S-4 Article 2 is amended as follows. Before paragraph (1) insert—...

4.—(1) Article 2 is amended as follows.

(2) Before paragraph (1) insert—

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“A1 References to “the customs authorities” or “the competent customs department” shall be read as references to the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs;”.

(3) In paragraph (1)—

(a)

(a) in point (c), omit “national or Union”,

(b)

(b) in point (e), omit “national or Union”,

(c)

(c) in point (f), for “as provided for in Regulation (EC) No 469/2009of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products” substitute “which is recognised in law”,

(d)

(d) in point (g), for “as provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1609/96of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 1996 concerning the creation of a supplementary protection certificate for plant protection products” substitute “which is recognised in law”,

(e)

(e) omit point (h),

(f)

(f) omit point (k),

(g)

(g) in point (i), for “as provided for by national” substitute “which is recognised in”, and

(h)

(h) in points (j) and (l), omit “national or Union”.

(4) For paragraphs (2) and (3) substitute—

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“2 “trade mark” means a trade mark registered in the United Kingdom or under international arrangements which has effect in the United Kingdom;

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3 “design” means a design registered in the United Kingdom or under international arrangements which has effect in the United Kingdom;”.

(5) For paragraph (4) substitute—

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“4 “geographical indication” means a geographical indication for products in so far as it is established as an exclusive intellectual property right by law;”.

(6) In paragraph (5)(a) and (b), for “Member State where they are found” substitute “United Kingdom”.

(7) In paragraph (6), for “Member State where the goods are found” substitute “United Kingdom”.

(8) In paragraph (7)—

(a)

(a) for “Member State where those goods are found” substitute “United Kingdom”, and

(b)

(b) in points (a), (b) and (c), omit “in that Member State”.

(9) In paragraph (10), for “a Member State to take action in that Member State” substitute “the United Kingdom to take action”.

(10) Omit paragraph (11).

(11) In paragraph (15), for “point (18) of Article 4 of Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92” substitute “section 159(4B)(a) or (b) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 19793”.

(12) Omit paragraph (17).

(13) In paragraph (18), for “as defined in point (20) of Article 4 of Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92” substitute “within the meaning of paragraph 17(6) of Schedule 1 to the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 20184”.

(14) In paragraph (19)—

(a)

(a) for the words from “Combined Nomenclature” to “Common Customs Tariff” substitute “Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (“the Harmonized System”) provided for under the International Convention on the Harmonized System as done in Brussels on 14 June 1983 and as amended from time to time5”, and

(b)

(b) in the last paragraph, for “Combined Nomenclature”, both times it appears, substitute “Harmonized System”.

S-5 In Article 3— in the introductory words— for “Member State or...

5. In Article 3—

(a) in the introductory words—

(i) for “Member State or Member States where the customs authorities are requested to take action” substitute “United Kingdom”, and

(ii) after “submit” insert “an application”, and

(b) for paragraphs (1) to (3) substitute—

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“1 right-holders;

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2 intellectual property rights management collective bodies;

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3 persons or entities authorised to use intellectual property rights, which have been authorised formally by the right-holder to initiate proceedings in order to determine whether the intellectual property right has been infringed.”.

S-6 Omit Article 4.

Omit Article 4.

6. Omit Article 4.

S-7 In Article 5— omit paragraph (1), in paragraph (3), omit point...

7. In Article 5—

(a) omit paragraph (1),

(b) in paragraph (3), omit point (b),

(c) for paragraph (4) substitute—

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“4 Only one application may be submitted for the same intellectual property right.”,

(d) omit paragraph (5), and

(e) in paragraph (6), omit the second sentence.

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8. In Article 6—

(a) for paragraph (1) substitute—

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“1 The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs shall establish an application form.”,

(b) in paragraph (2), for “Regulation (EC) No 45/2001and national laws implementing Directive 95/46/EC” substitute “Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC(General Data Protection Regulation).”, and

(c) in paragraph (3)—

(i) in the introductory words, omit “Commission shall ensure that the”,

(ii) in point (d), for “Member State in which the application is submitted” substitute “United Kingdom”,

(iii) omit point (f),

(iv) in point (j), omit “in accordance with Article 31(5)”, and

(v) in point (p), for “Commission and by the Member States” substitute “United Kingdom”.

S-9 In Article 10— in paragraph (1)— for the first paragraph...

9. In Article 10—

(a) in paragraph (1)—

(i) for the first paragraph substitute—

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“1 A decision granting an application and any decision revoking it or amending it shall take effect in the United Kingdom from the day following the date of adoption.”, and

(ii) in the second paragraph, for “Member State” substitute “United Kingdom”, and

(b) omit paragraph (2).

S-10 In Article 12, for paragraph (7) substitute— 7 The...

10. In Article 12, for paragraph (7) substitute—

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“7 The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs shall establish an extension...

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