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1 European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights Vincent O’Reilly 22 April 2013

2 Background 2009 the EU Commission established the “European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy” Later a Memorandum of Understanding between Commission and the Office

3 June 2012: Regulation 386/2012 enters into force June-September 2012: Stakeholders’ consultation September 2012: Observatory Plenary Meeting November 2012: Adoption of 2013 Work Programme

4 October 2012: Creation of Observatory Department February-April 2013: Meeting of Working Groups December 2012 – Creation of Working Groups The Process so far … March 2013: Project approval

5 Observatory Work Programme 2013 Work Programme 2013 P2_IP Enforcement Repository To further strengthen cross border technical cooperation through implementation of a working tool for EU operatives P1_Raise Public awareness on IP value Creating an on-line information centre P5_Impact of IP on economic performance To quantify the importance of IP-intensive industries in the European economy, as measured by GDP and employment P6_Country Reports and technical cooperation: How best to safeguard your IP rights P3_Building competences in IP Enforcement Detailed study of training needs for competences and skills in enforcement in the EU P7_Mapping of new business models P4_Identifying and reporting on best practices To map enforcement systems and legislation To establish IP Best Practices throughout the EU P8_Orphan works RegistryP9_Quantification of Infringement

6 Written questions Status of Observatory’s study on the impact of IP on EU economy –Progress is being made as foreseen in the project brief How are experts selected? –As a result of a call for expressions of interest

7 More information aboutTheObservatory.en.do workProgramme.en.do

8 Thank You (+ 34) (switchboard) (+ 34) (e-business technical incidents) (+ 34) (main fax) twitter/oamitweets youtube/oamitubes CONTACT US :


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