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Intellectual Property


Intellectual property issues lie at the heart of any debate concerning innovation and competitiveness in a global economy. The Intellectual Property Committee is committed to working with the EU institutions to further develop a strong, cost effective system for obtaining, licensing and enforcing intellectual property rights for all parties involved.

Current issues

  • Value of IP, freedom of licensing for innovation and creativity in the twenty-first century
  • Digital Single Market (IP-related aspects)
  • Unitary Patent
  • Standardisation policy
  • Fighting counterfeiting and piracy (internal & external)

Sectors represented

  • Service and content providers
  • Retail & consumer goods
  • Law firms
  • Network providers

Recent event: Enforcing intellectual property rights online

April 2018: IP Plenary