This event was brought to you by EDiMA and co-hosted by MEPs Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg (S&D, PL) Piotr Borys (EPP, PL), in partnership with Forum Europe.
Free to attend, this high-level half day policy debate took place at the European Parliament on 15th May and brought together stakeholders from across the online value chain to explore effective and balanced solutions to address online IPR infringement, in a way that supports and facilitates the growth of Europe’s digital economy.
Quaestor, Member of Committee on Legal Affairs, Petitions and Budget
Head of Unit, Protection of citizens and enforcement of IPR
DG TAXUD, European Commission
In light of recent and upcoming European Commission proposals in the area of IPR enforcement, this event will address how policymakers can best identify ways to combat IPR infringement online and highlight collaborations between stakeholders to present a balanced debate focusing on effective solutions.
Topics discussed included:
State of Play – Working towards a common goal
- The role that both policy and industry can play in identifying counterfeits on online marketplaces.
- How best to keep counterfeits out of ads
- How can trademark associations work with online platforms to prevent online sales of fake goods and services?
- What work is the European Commission doing to help address the problem of online counterfeiting?
Effective and balanced measures to support the digital single market
- Consumer protection and expectations online and how can we raise public awareness?
- The role of IP in terms of consumer protection?
- What has changed online in terms of anonymity and enforceability?
- What role do law enforcement authorities have?
For further information on this event, or to find out how you can become involved, please contact David Moseley on +44 (0) 2920 783 028 / firstname.lastname@example.org