Union européenne
Guatemala
Moyens de faire respecter les DPI
56. Please indicate whether or not procedures are available to suspend the exporting of counterfeit goods.
Both the Industrial Property Law and the Law on Copyright and Related Rights allow the holders of a registered trademark or a protected work or phonogram, or their licensees, to request the suspension of customs clearance and release of the goods or the export process, but only in the case of pirated goods may the suspension of clearance be requested directly from the customs authorities (Articles 190 and 191 of the Industrial Property Law and Article 129 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights). In both cases, the procedure applicable is the same as that laid down in the two laws for requesting precautionary measures or orders, to which reference was made in the response to question 54.