intellectual property

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Legal Initiatives for Business & Growth in the EU – In Focus

Developing strategies to foster economic growth, with a particular emphasis on SMEs, is one of the EU’s key priorities. In this thematic week we focus on legal initiatives currently on the table to aid business and economic growth in Europe. Streamlining legal rules regarding businesses activity Business law is the legal backbone of economic activity. … Continue reading

Trademark law in the European Union: Current legal framework and proposals for reform

The traditional function of a trademark is to guarantee the origin of goods or services to a consumer. However, trademarks have recently started assuming new functions, including for communication and investment. The legal framework for trademarks in the EU is based on the coexistence of national trade-marks systems, harmonised by a Directive sin-ce 1988, and … Continue reading

Customs enforcement of intellectual property rights

During the past ten years the number of shipments detained due to suspected infringement of intellectual property rights (IPR) has been rising sharply. To prevent counterfeits from entering the EU market, the European Commission (EC) has proposed to revise existing customs regulation by broadening its scope and simplifying procedures for their destruction. Facts and figures … Continue reading

Collective rights management of online music

The Commission proposed in July 2012 a Directive which contains general provisions on collective rights management for all sectors, and specific provisions for multi-territorial licensing of online music. Looking at the current state of the digital music market, although it is growing steadily, consumers still generally do not have broad access to different repertoires. There … Continue reading

The Resale Right Directive

6 language versions available in pdf format Die Richtlinie über das Folgerecht Directiva relativa al derecho de participación La directive relative au droit de suite La direttiva relativa al diritto sulle successive vendite Dyrektywa w sprawie prawa do wynagrodzenia z tytułu odsprzedaży The Resale Right Directive In 2011 the global art and antique trade was … Continue reading

Consumer access to online content

Practically every day, new devices, platforms and providers for accessing, downloading, streaming and creating internet content emerge around the world. But the copyrights, which protect a large part of that content, are mostly governed on a national basis. Private users are lost in the maze of different rules and restrictions and have difficulty in accessing … Continue reading

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