With the Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights and the Commission proposal for a Directive on trade secrets the European Union has set the framework for civil redress against the infringement and misappropriation of intellectual property (IP) within the EU. However, the dynamic evolution of the markets in which ideas, technologies and innovations associated with IP are developed and traded requires careful monitoring.
While the European Commission has procedures and tools for the monitoring of existing EU law and the in-depth analysis of potential problems, it seeks to establish closer links with experts and researchers in the field in order to proactively screen developments in the area of IP and their likely economic impacts.
To this end, the European Commission is establishing a list of economists, researchers and experts specialised in the economics of IP. On the basis of this list, the Commission will invite experts in the respective area to thematic workshops to discuss issues which are considered relevant for the economic context of IP.
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The Commission intends to hold the first economic workshop on 19 September to discuss the concepts of “commercial scale” and “commercial purpose” in the context of IP infringements.
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