The main elements of the procedures: (1) competent authorities: according to the regulations, to have their intellectual property rights protected by the Customs, the right holders shall first record their intellectual property rights at the Customs General Administration, and apply for suspension to the local Customs when they discover importation or exportation of the suspected infringing goods. (2) requirements for an application: according to the Regulations, the right holders shall file a written application when recording their intellectual property rights or seeking suspension of infringing goods. The written application for recording shall include information regarding the right holder, the intellectual property rights applied for protection, the license regarding the intellectual property rights, and the suspected infringing goods. And, the written application for suspension shall include the name of the infringing goods, the importer and exporter, the port and date of the importation and exportation, and relevant evidence of the infringement. (3) Duration of suspension: in cases where the right holder needs to file a suit in a court or apply for action of other administrative authorities, the duration of suspension is 15 days; in cases where the Customs take action on their own initiative, the duration of suspension is 3 days. (4) Security or equivalent assurance: the right holder applying for suspension of infringing goods by the Customs shall deposit security of equal value to the suspected goods. (5) Indemnification of the importer and the owner of the goods: where the court or other competent administrative authorities find no infringement, the Customs shall, at the requirements of the court or the competent authority, submit the security deposited by the right holder to the court to compensate for the losses of the relevant party arising from the improper application. (6) Right of inspection and information: the right holder can inspect the infringing goods. The Customs shall notify the right holder in cases of suspending, releasing, confiscating or destroying infringing goods.