“Customs protection of intellectual property rights” refers to the implementation of protection by customs of the exclusive rights to use a trademark， copyrights and the rights related thereto， and patent rights that are related to import and export goods and that are protected by PRC laws and administrative regulations （Intellectual Property Rights）.
An owner of Intellectual Property Rights may apply to the General Administration of Customs for record filing of his Intellectual Property Rights according to PRC Customs Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Regulations. To apply for record filing, an application form shall be submitted. An application form shall include the following particulars:
1. the name or personal name, place of registration or nationality, etc. of the owner of the Intellectual Property Rights;
2. the name, details and the relevant information of the Intellectual Property Rights;
3. the details of the exercise of the Intellectual Property Rights license;
4. the name, place of origin, customs at the point of entry/exit, importers and exporters, major characteristics, and prices, etc. of the goods of which the Intellectual Property Rights are lawfully exercised by the owner of Intellectual Property Rights; and
5. the manufacturers, importers and exporters, customs at the point of entry/exit, major characteristics, and prices, etc. of goods that are known to have infringed upon Intellectual Property Rights.
Where there are supporting documents for the contents of the application form specified in the preceding paragraph, the owner of Intellectual Property Rights shall attach the supporting documents.
A filed record for customs protection of Intellectual Property Rights shall be effective as of the date on which the General Administration of Customs grants approval for record filing, and shall be valid for 10 years.