A new tool for IP rights holders
A Rights Holders’ Corner has been added to the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) CENcomm Group, the secure communication tool developed by the WCO Secretariat to enable law enforcement officers to exchange information on goods infringing IPR or posing a danger to people’s health and safety.
Such groups, all based on, and part of, the CENcomm web-based communication system, were initially created to facilitate data exchange during high impact enforcement operations but some are also used on a long-term basis. This is the case of the IPR CENcomm Group which was used during Operations STOP, Ludus, Balkan Gate and Seascape, but remains open on a permanent basis.
The Rights Holders’ Corner enables private-sector representatives to share information with enforcement officers and to contact them when needed. So far, 23 rights holders have registered. The new functionality has been introduced as a trial. If it is found to be effective, it will be permanently adopted. Rights holders interested in accessing the tool should contact the Secretariat at the email below.