European Union
IP Enforcement
52. Please explain if and how judges have the authority to order that infringing goods are placed outside channels of commerce or destroyed.
Division 6 of the Copyright Act prescribes the procedures relating to disposal of infringing copy or other objects. Pursuant to Division 6, Section 125 (a) and (b) of the Copyright Act allow the court to make orders for forfeiture to the copyright owner or for the infringing items to be destroyed or otherwise dealt with as the court thinks fit.