Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights
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Summary of the initiative
Objective(s):Protection of intellectual property for promoting innovation and creativity, but also for developing employment and improving competitiveness. According to the Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights Member States shall encourage the development by trade or professional associations or organisations of codes of conduct at Community level aimed at contributing towards the enforcement of the intellectual property rights, as well as the submission to the Commission of draft codes of conduct at national and Community level.