An Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, which is used to identify each economic operator in relation to its dealings with EU Customs authorities, will become mandatory for the filing, modification and extension of applications for action, which allow Customs authorities to enforce the customs surveillance of intellectual property rights within the EU on September 15, 2020. As a consequence, in order to ensure the smooth processing of their requests with Customs authorities, IP right holders should prepare by obtaining an EORI number in order to be ready before any need of Customs action or any infringement situation arises.

Our recent client alert provides answers on how to apply for an EORI number and the benefits of having one.