Observancia de los derechos de propiedad intelectual
3. Are there any ways other than the application stipulated in Articles 51 and 52 of the TRIPS Agreement (hereafter referred to as "the Application") which enable a right holder to request the competent authorities to suspend the release of the goods which infringe intellectual property rights or which are suspected to infringe intellectual property rights?
(a) Section 28 of the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 provides a mechanism whereby a copyright owner may request the Commissioner for Customs and Excise to treat certain specified goods (being infringing goods) as prohibited goods. (b) Section 113(1)(g) of the Customs and Excise Act No. 91 of 1964 prohibits the importation of reproductions of copyright works which are unlawful under copyright laws. Sections 23(2) and 27(1) of the Copyright Act, 1978 are relevant in this regard.