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The Role of Border Measures in IP Enforcement

Date and venueJuly 29, 2022 Virtual
Time of sessions13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time
Topic(s)Workshops and Seminars, Respect for IP Webinars
This webinar will address the role of customs authorities and border measures in the effective enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs). IPR infringing goods, and especially counterfeit trademark and pirated copyright goods, harm the economy of the country of destination and threaten the health, security and safety of its population. The detection of IPR infringing goods originating from abroad, and suspending their release into free circulation at the point of entry is therefore crucial. The session will also present IP border enforcement from an international perspective, specifically focusing on international cooperation among customs authorities.


  • 13:00 - 13:05 Presentation of the speakers
  • 13:05 - 13:30 IP enforcement at the border: a national perspective
  • 13:30 - 13:45 International cooperation among customs authorities
  • 13:45 - 14:00 Q&A


  • Ms. Alaina van Horn, Chief, Intellectual Property Enforcement Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, United States of America
  • Mr. Maurice Adefalou, Technical Officer IPR, Health and Safety Programme manager, World Customs Organization (WCO)

Meeting documents

WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2022/3/WWW/579611EnglishIP Enforcement at the border - a national perspectiveIP Enforcement at the border - a national perspective, Video 1 (video)
WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2022/3/WWW/579612EnglishInternational cooperation among customs authoritiesInternational cooperation among customs authorities, Video 1 (video)

Other related documents

WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2022/3/WWW/579411EnglishProfile of speakersProfile of speakers, Complete document (pdf)