Insights HMRC publishes Guidance on applying for action to protect IP rights on imports into and exports out of the UK post Brexit

The Guidance explains that IP rights holders can help to protect their rights by making an Application for Action (AFA) requesting Border Force to detain goods suspected of infringing their IP rights.

The Guidance covers inter alia:

  • who can apply;
  • what to do if you already have a UK application through the Europa website;
  • when to apply;
  • costs;
  • what happens after you have applied;
  • how Border Force uses the AFA; and
  • destruction of goods.

To access the Guidance, click here.