Council approves the European Commission’s proposal concerning the Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy
The European Parliament and the Council approved the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation concerning the Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy.
This body will be managed by the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), in cooperation with the Member States and the Commission.
According to Commissioner Barnier, “this marks an important step that should allow us to develop a better understanding of the impact of intellectual property right (IPR) infringements on the EU economy. The new tasks entrusted to OHIM include bringing together public and private sector representatives in a European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, improving data collection, raising public awareness and generally supporting the fight against infringements of intellectual property rights.”
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