02 | 11 | 2020

Plenary Meeting of the EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights

We would like to inform you that the EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (hereinafter: EU Observatory) held its Plenary meeting on 30 September and 1 October 2020. The virtual meeting was attended by representatives from competent authorities of the Member States of the European Union, the European Parliament, the European Commission, international organisations, as well as many representatives from organisations of intellectual property rights holders and associations of civil society.

Activities and results of work of the EU Observatory during the last year were presented at the meeting and activities, programmes and initiatives to be delivered within the work of the EU Observatory in the forthcoming period were discussed, comprising three major goals: collection of evidence and facts in the field of the enforcement of intellectual property rights and preparation of studies and analyses, maintenance and development of databases and information tools used by responsible authorities in combating infringements of intellectual property rights (for example the IP Enforcement Platform) and raising public awareness of adverse consequences of counterfeiting and piracy.

Particular emphasis was placed on the importance of cooperation between all competent institutions and private sector (rightholders) in combating infringements of intellectual property rights, the significance of further education of officials from institutions responsible for the enforcement of intellectual property rights, as well as further efforts aimed at educating children and youth in this area, with the goal of incorporating fields of intellectual property into the curriculum of educational institutions of the EU Member States.

You can see more about the work of the EU Observatory in the following video.

 

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