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Combat counterfeit products: 1. How we can help protect your intellectual property rights

From the Canada Border Services Agency

1. How we can help protect your intellectual property rights

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) supports the fight against counterfeit and pirated goods entering or leaving Canada.

Intellectual property rights holders or owners can file a request for assistance with the CBSA to temporarily detain suspected counterfeit and pirated goods we come across at the border.

Requesting assistance from the CBSA is optional, but it can help you protect your intellectual property rights.

Once the application is approved, we contact the rights holder/owner and give them the details needed to take legal action when suspected counterfeit and/or pirated goods are intercepted by the CBSA.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be responsible for leading any criminal investigations related to commercial scale counterfeiting and piracy.

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