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EU – Deadline public consultation enforcement IP Rights

08 Apr 2016

The public consultation on the evaluation and modernisation of the legal framework for the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) will run until 15 April 2016.

“With this consultation the Commission seeks views from all interested parties, in particular rightholders, the judiciary and legal profession, intermediaries, public authorities, consumers and civil society, on the question if the legal enforcement framework is still fit for purpose. […]

The consultation therefore aims to help assess the functioning of Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRED) in the online environment, with a view to identify the possible need for adapting such provisions and to propose corrective measures. It will gather experience on the use and impact of IPRED and also seek views and opinions from those concerned with the application of the Directive on its functioning and the possible need for amendments. It also aims to gather experience and opinions about the use and impact of so-called ‘follow the money’ initiatives in the area of IPR enforcement.”

More information can be found here.