A roadmap for the Intellectual Property action plan

Submitted by Tedora Aibu on 15 July 2020

The European Commission has now published a roadmap on the Intellectual Property (IP) action plan in order to effectively protect and manage the intellectual property of its citizens.

The European Union is fighting to assume leadership in key industrial areas, improve the resilience in of its e economy and push forward with the transition to a greener and more digital economy. The European Commission plans to have the IP action plan adopted after the summer of 2020.

In general, roadmaps aim to inform citizens and stakeholders about the European Commission's work in order to allow them to provide feedback and to participate effectively in future consultation activities. Citizens and stakeholders are in particular invited to provide views on the European Commission's understanding of the problem and possible solutions and to make available any relevant information that they may have.

This IP action plan is intended to be a document of a strategic and programmatic nature and specific quantitative and qualitative evidence for justifying individual actions will be presented in the action plan. Int his roadmap, the act addresses communication in the single market.

This proposed action plan aims:

  • upgrading our intellectual property system;
  • promoting a smart use of intellectual property;
  • ensuring better enforcement of intellectual property; and
  • promoting a global level playing field.

The European Commission has opened the floor to include the inputs of European citizens. The feedback received will be taken into account for further development and fine-tuning of the initiative. However, as it will be published on the European Commission website and thus, it must adhere to the general feedback rules. Willing participants are free to give back feedback no later than 14 August 2020 (23:59 CEST).

To give your feedback regarding the Intellectual Property Action Plan, please click here.

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