Observancia de los derechos de propiedad intelectual
13. Please explain the measures to protect confidential information in the course of the inspection stipulated in Article 57 of the TRIPS Agreement. And please indicate provisions of laws and ordinances which prescribe such measures.
When during a search by an inspector a person claims that any goods, documents, article or item, present contains privileged information and refuses the inspection or removal thereof, the inspector must act in a circumscribed manner. If he is of the opinion that the goods, document, articles or item may be relevant to, and necessary for, the investigation of any complaint or any alleged or suspected act of dealing in counterfeit goods, he must request the Registrar or Deputy Registrar of the High Court having jurisdiction to seize and remove the contentious material for safe custody until the Court has made a ruling on the question of whether or not the information in question is privileged (Section 6(8) of the Counterfeit Goods Act).