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Customs Excise and Preventive Service (Management) Law, 1993



Year of current version:1993
Date of entry into force of original text:June 11, 1993
Date of Text (Issued):January 5, 1993
Type of Text:IP Laws: issued by the Executive
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, Trademarks
The Law does not contain specific provisions relating to intellectual property. It refers to seizure and detainment of prohibited and restricted goods in general (see Sections XV, XVI, and XVII).

The Customs, Excise and Preventative Service (CEPS), which was established under the Ministry of Finance, is empowered to seize and destroy pirated and counterfeit goods if they have notification from either a court, the Registrar-General's Department (RGD), or the Copyright Office (see Sections 26 and 48 of the Copyright Act, and Section 28 of the Trademarks Act).

The Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), currently known as the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority is one of the IPR enforcement bodies. The other IPR enforcement bodies in Ghana are the Judiciary, the Ghana Police Service, the Registrar-General's Department (RGD) which registers all IP rights except copyrights, and the Copyright Office.
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:GH007

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