The Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union
More than 80 different organisations made contributions to the public consultation on the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, which was launched in June.
A number of different views emerged, all of which are being carefully considered. Stakeholders stressed the need to focus on data collection in order to support policymaking, raise awareness, enhance enforcement capabilities and facilitate the creation of synergies between policies and initiatives undertaken at national, EU level and international level. They also strongly supported the application of a methodology similar to that used in the Cooperation Fund and Convergence Programme.
OHIM would like to warmly thank all those who took part. The next step is to draw up a draft work programme on the basis of the consultation, which will be discussed during the Observatory Plenary meeting in September. This work programme will be presented to the Administrative Board and Budget Committee in November…
August 24, 2012