Tuesday 12 January 2010

EU IPR enforcement discussion

The Grahnlaw blog post EU enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) and ACTA (10 January 2010) mentioned some of the materials for understanding the current moves to enhance IPR enforcement:

IPRED: Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights, as published with corrections in the Official Journal of the European Union 2.6.2004 L 195/16

The Commission's Communication of 11 September 2009 on enhancing the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the internal market1; COM(2009) 467 final (12 pages)

EU Conference on Enforcement of IPR

On 15 to16 December 2009 the Swedish government arranged an EU Conference on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (11 December 2009).

Additional information is available through the web page of the Swedish presidency of the Council of the European Union: Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, with a Special Focus on Trademarks and Patents (15 December 2009), especially the links to fourteen presentations made in Stockholm by:

Richard D. Heath, Stefan Johansson, Annette Kur, Benoît Lory, Konstantinos Rossoglou, Alvydas Stancikas, Anamaria Stoia, Thierry Sueur, Anne-Charlotte Söderlund, Birte Timm-Wagner, Dariusz Urbanski, Erling Vestergaard, Susanne As Sivborg ja Luc Pierre Devigne.

Even if these are mainly PowerPoint presentations, mainly consisting of bullet points, they offer basic information about legislative and non-legislative actions; internal market, customs and international trade efforts; the agendas of different stakeholder groups etc.

These were all part of the background for the discussion today on the draft Council Resolution on enhancing IPR enforcement (document 5022/10) we mentioned in the earlier post.

Ralf Grahn

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