"Maybe you can help me. I am writing an article for an Italian review on the transit of infringing items (commenting Diesel/Montex and a similar Italian case).
Are you aware of any European jurisdiction in which the mere transit of infringing goods is prohibited under the applicable laws?"
Above right: The customs authorities searched the wagons and found nothing - but it never occurred to them that it was the oxen that were counterfeit ...
Can readers of this weblog assist? All information received will be made available on this weblog. The IPKat is certainly curious to know if there are any countries in which infringing goods can be legally intercepted and dealt with even if they have not entered the market. Merpel says, isn't there a competition law angle to this too? Something like "you're not allowed to interfere with the free movement of infringing goods, so long as people who want to buy them can't get the locks off the containers they're being transported in? Miaow!
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