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Public consultation on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights outside of the EU

The European Commission (DG Trade) has launched a public consultation in order to gather information from EU entities with an interest in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in third countries. Similar activities have been launched in the past by means of a survey.

The purpose of the present public consultation is to identify third countries in which IPR protection and enforcement is a cause for concern, as well as to update the European Commission’s report on the protection and enforcement of IPR rights in third countries.

The results of the public consultation will help the Commission to focus its efforts and resources on priority countries and on specific areas of concern, with the aim of improving worldwide IPR protection and enforcement.

The EUIPO is supporting this activity and encouraging its stakeholders to participate in the European Commission’s public consultation. Contributions to the consultation should be made before 26 May 2019 via trade.ec.europa.eu/consultations/index.cfm?consul_id=260


Published by Innovation and Investment DivisionOther

Topics: Intellectual Property