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Border Protection Notices
It is possible to prevent the importation of counterfeit goods into New Zealand by lodging Border Protection Notices with the Customs Service of New Zealand.
Such notices can be lodged by or on behalf of the registered proprietor of the trade mark or the owner of copyright.
The Customs Service is very eager to prevent the importation of counterfeit goods but to be able to do this a Border Protection Notice must have been filed. It is our experience that having lodged a border protection notice can act as a deterrent as the Customs Service publishes a list of the notices that have been filed. Some infringers steer clear of importing brands that are listed on the Customs Service's website.
If you are concerned about preventing the importation of counterfeit products into New Zealand contact us so that we can arrange for the necessary documentation to be lodged.