Advice and support Several organisations offer advice, support and guidance on intellectual property with regard to the registration, valorisation and protection of rights. The Institut de la Propriété Intellectuelle Luxembourg (IPIL) has all the necessary information on the registration and deposit of intellectual property. The institute offers information and watch services as well as training, and organise awareness raising and support activities for companies. The Administration of Customs and Excise is the authority responsible for protecting intellectual property by preventing the entry of counterfeit goods and pirated merchandise into European Union territory. It is also empowered to block the export of counterfeit products. Consultancy and law firms specialised in intellectual property can also provide companies with assistance with the procedure to obtain protection for intellectual property. Lawyers specialised in intellectual property support companies with their contractual relations and related ligitations.