In its continuous efforts to stop & cease any entrance of counterfeiting goods to Sudan and to enforce the protection of intellectual property rights of national & foreign companies the Customs Department sets out recently new regulations enhancing the customs border procedures.

The new introduced regulations come as precautionary measures to stop and hinder any possible shipment of fake products or bearing false trademarks.

In light of this development Trademarks owner can now ask Customs authorities to impound and seize any shipment of goods thought to be carrying fake products or identical to registered trademarks in Sudan. If this is the case, a legal suit should be immediately instituted before the court within ten days; otherwise the customs officials will release these shipments. Registered Trademarks owners will have the right to check the confiscated products and if the court found that these products are counterfeited they will be destroyed.