Action plan/intellectual property

EESC opinion: Action plan/intellectual property


  • fully supports the action plan on intellectual property as a very good and holistic approach to modernising the EU IP system;
  • strongly believes that launching the Unitary Patent System needs to be a main priority and will considerably enhance the competitiveness of EU companies;
  • stresses the importance of SME support measures in all areas of intellectual property rights protection;
  • believes that harmonising the copyright framework and copyright data management would boost the use of IPR in the creative sector;
  • recognises the economic potential and the public interest of fostering the flow of data across the EU, but stresses the problems arising from unbalanced regulations;
  • welcomes all measures to enforce the fight against IPR infringement, and the strengthening of the role of the European Anti-Fraud Office in the fight against counterfeiting.

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