Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Peruvian Customs prepare for TPA

The Peruvian government has published Legislative Decree 1092/2008, which introduces border control measures for the protection of copyrights, trade mark rights and related rights. This Decree, which is part of the implementation of the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, will come into force on 1 January 2009 along with the Agreement itself. It defines pirated and counterfeit goods and makes provision for border control measures to be taken by the Peru Customs Administration against their importation -- personal belongings of travellers, inherently non-commercial imports and goods imported in very small quantities [source: José Barreda (Barreda Moller, Lima), writing in World Trademark Report].

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