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  • Service: Tax, Global Indirect Tax, International Tax
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 7/1/2014

EU - Actions to protect, enforce intellectual property rights 

July 1:  The European Commission today adopted two communications—(1) an action plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights in the EU and (2) a strategy for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries.

According to the EC release, EU border control agencies in 2012 alone registered 90,000 cases of goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights (compared to fewer than 27,000 in 2005). To address this challenge, the EC released the action plan and strategy relating to intellectual property rights.


The actions set out in the communications will be launched in 2014 and 2015.




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