Wednesday, May 25, 2011

European Commission Publishes New IPR Strategy

The European Commission launched yesterday a new strategy to modernise intellectual property rights (IPR) in the Single Market. The document covers various actions on trademarks, patents, copyright and enforcement. It also sets out a more effective enforcement strategy for intellectual property.

Among the first deliverables of this strategy are today's proposals for

- an easier licensing system for so-called "orphan works ",
- a new regulation to reinforce customs actions in fighting trade of IPR infringing goods, and
- a new proposal to reinforce the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy.

Other topics will be introduced in the second half of the year or next year.

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