From the end of may, the customs service started to check all overseas parcels to Ukraine. New Post said thorough checks had hampered service delivery and led to delays. As it turned out, on may 25 in Ukraine approved the list of objects of intellectual property, and now without the permission of the trademark owner cannot bring into the country products Sony Ericsson, Apple, Adidas, Amway, Baileys, Braun, Canon, LG, Meizu, New Balancе. In total, the list included more than a thousand firms. The website “Today” to find out what will change as a result of customs innovations.
What and why banned?
The state fiscal service for many years will enter the registry of intellectual property, says lawyer Alexander Plahotnik. For owners of trademarks is one of the ways to protect their products from counterfeiting. When law enforcement officers discover a merchandise with the logo included in the register of stamps, the customs clearance is suspended and appeal to the owner of the brand. And only after the permission of the owner of the goods can flow in Ukraine.
A week ago, the list of objects of intellectual property significantly expanded. If in 2012 it included more than 200 brands, now more than 1100. “It is normal practice, need to protect intellectual property rights on the goods. If the country flourishes piracy, a lot of counterfeit, you need to take action,” – said the lawyer.
The full list of brands that were in the register of Customs service of Ukraine, can be found here.
And what happens if you order goods abroad.
As told “Today” on the hotline of the customs service, if you order online, for example, shoes Adidas from Germany, law enforcement authorities 10 days to suspend the customs clearance, will turn to company Adidas and only after their permission can skip the product.
“The product can ten 10 days to leave the warehouse. Then given another 10 days, if necessary, to receive a reply from the owner of the trademark. The owner of the trademark and notify the declarant on the suspension of the procedure rustamaji on the first day. In this notification there is a reason, and time,” – said at the customs service.If the firm does not give permission, the ordered goods to Ukraine will not fall.
“The product can ten 10 days to leave the warehouse. Then given another 10 days, if necessary, to receive a reply from the owner of the trademark. The owner of the trademark and notify the declarant on the suspension of the procedure of customs clearance on the first day. In this notification there is a reason, and time,” – said at the customs service.
Where to buy a licensed product?
The ban will not affect the official importerswho work directly with the brand. So in branded stores Adidas, as before, freely will get the goods. This also applies to all other brands. You can also make purchases directly from the owner. In this case, even if the goods are held at the border, the firm will be able to confirm that the products are distributed with her consent.
What to expect consequences?
The founder of Rozetka, Vladislav Chechetkin sure that after the ban on the import of goods to individuals, the range in shops will diminish, and prices will rise. “The prohibition of individuals to import to Ukraine goods, the trademark rights which are declared in the custom registry is another nail in the coffin of competition. This practice has only Russia and that long, only a couple of weeks. Consumers these changes will feel in the form of higher prices and poor range, ” – said Chechetkin commentary service Оpendatabot.
Alexander Plahotnik believes that the “black market”, as before, counterfeit can be bought. And those who resell imported goods, really hurt.
“Parallel imports, when the original product you can not only buy from an authorized distributor, but also virtually any market and store will be reduced. Of course, the official suppliers of this very benefit. But the majority online stores – the representatives of the parallel import. Their range will now appear under the big question”, – said the lawyer.
“Of course, the official suppliers of this very benefit. But the majority online stores – the representatives of the parallel import. Their range will now appear under the big question”, – said the lawyer.
They say that because of innovations can hold all posylki. Is this true?
Yes. The customs service have not only expanded the list of objects of intellectual property, but also have tightened control. As stated in the New Mail, inspect all packages international destinations. “Employees of internal security of the SFS intervene in the sector of customs clearance of international Express shipments in our yard. Without any explanation, they examine without exception, parcels, unauthorized photographed and filmed incoming packages with air and car flights and even interfere with their treatment, creating artificial obstacles. Any violations, which would give grounds for such in-depth attention, not found”, – stated in the New Mail.
As stated by the Director of the Department of organization of customs control Gospitalniy service Alexey Vasilenko, all receipts are checked, and the rights holder will have the opportunity to determine whether this product is original
“These limits apply only in the case if products are counterfeit, or if its origin failed to be installed”, – quotes Vasilenko, the press service of the Ministry.