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Legal publications

The Observatory has produced a range of publications on intellectual property rights. Our reports cover different IP rights, and give information on various aspects of IPR protection, infringement and enforcement within and outside the European Union.

Here you will find the most important and recent legal publications of the Observatory.

You can find a comprehensive overview of the Observatory’s publications on the Observatory publications page.

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IPR Enforcement Case-Law Collection - The Liability and Obligations of Intermediary Service Providers in the European Union, 2019

The share of e-commerce in the EU economy keeps growing, with an increasing number of businesses and consumers routinely engaging in online transactions...

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Comparative Case Study on Alternative Resolution Systems for Domain Name Disputes, 2019

While the internet has provided trade mark holders with previously unimaginable access to markets and consumers around the world, the risk of falling victim to intellectual property infringement and other types of fraud has also proliferated online...

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Study on Legislative Measures Related to Online IPR Infringements, 2018

Infringements of intellectual property rights have been on the rise over a number of years. But especially in the area of online infringements the tendency has been very significant...

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The Baseline of Trade Secrets Litigation in the EU Member States, 2018

The elaboration of this survey has been commissioned to KPMG by the European Union Intellectual Property Office...

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Specialised IP Rights Jurisdictions in the Member States, 2018

Regulation No 386/2012 entrusted the European Union Office for the Protection of Intellectual Property (the EUIPO) with tasks aimed at facilitating and supporting the activities of national authorities ...

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IPR Enforcement Case-Law Collection - The Balance Between the Right of Information and Fundamental Rights, 2018

According to Article 8(1) of Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRED) the competent judicial authorities of an EU Member State...

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Study on Voluntary Registration and Deposit Systems: United States and China, 2018

This research study provides up-to-date information on the functioning of voluntary registration and deposit systems (including copyright registration systems) that are relevant for the purposes of intellectual property (IP) protection, with three qualifications...

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Protection and Control of Geographical Indications for Agricultural Products in the EU Member States, 2017

This study has been carried out with contributions from the EUIPO’s staff, who actively took part in the first phase of collecting data from the EU Member States’ national authorities and liaised with them during the study...

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Consumers' Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) on Copyright - Summary Report, 2017

The answers to the 15 FAQs on the basis of which the present Summary Report was drafted reflect the status of the relevant legal framework as of October 2016 for Poland, and as of March 2016 for the other 27 Member States...

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Study on Voluntary Collaboration Practices in Addressing Online Infringements of Trade mark Rights, Design Rights, Copyright and Rights Related to Copyright, 2016

The success and growing value of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of all kinds has inevitably been accompanied by an increase in activity by those seeking to profit from the misuse of these rights...

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