Tuesday 31 March 2009

European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy

On 2 April the Commission of the European Communities is going to launch a European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy. This is a new step in the European Union’s fight against fake goods, illegal downloading and other infringements of intellectual property rights (IPR).

The launch takes place at the second High Level Conference on Counterfeiting and Piracy, with presentations by industry interests and enforcement agencies.

For more information, see the Commission’s press release (30 March 2009, IP/09/497), including links to the conference programme and the OECD study Economic Impact of Counterfeiting and Piracy.

Ralf Grahn

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