At the meeting of Culture and Intellectual Property Ministers, dedicated to issues related to the future of creation in the digital age, which was organised in the framework the last G8 meeting, one observation has become clear: intellectual property is the key for innovation, and it is the main lever for growth in the world economy.

As a follow-up to the reflections of political leaders, Marielle Gallo, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), invited Victoria Espinel, White House US IP Enforcement Coordinator, to Brussels. Together, they compared the US and an EU visions, underlining the need to reach a coherent and cooperative approach as regards online IP enforcement between the two continents.

"Like the United States, the European Union must go further and the European Commission must come up with a revision of Directive 2004/48 as soon as possible to adapt to the challenges of digital economy", Marielle Gallo affirmed.

European Commission – Enterprise and Industry,