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London, 11th and 12th June 2014

The first International IP Enforcement Summit of its kind brought together key European and international decision makers, enforcement agencies, multinational companies and other stakeholders to discuss the growing impact of intellectual property right infringements and the challenges facing enforcement and society.

With a view to increasing the engagement between national and international partners, this event aimed to provide strategic but also practical orientations on general and more specific international enforcement issues, as well as sharing best practices with a view to promoting the adaptation of enforcement regimes which are important for trade and investment.


The Summit:

  • provided an effective forum for discussion and debate on crucial international IP enforcement matters;
  • increased engagement between national and international partners in combating counterfeiting and piracy;
  • supported interaction and sharing of successful examples of international best practice strategies and techniques.

Our programme:

The programme was themed around Europe, with a broader international element, involving keynote speeches, plenary and breakout sessions on key elements of IP enforcement and with a strong positive message on respecting IP, particularly in the digital world. The components had a clear focus on the online environment, customs enforcement in Europe and external borders, and the coordination of tools and techniques to tackle IP infringement.

To see the programme, please click here.


More information:


Stronger enforcement to tackle counterfeiting and piracy



Summit Partners:



Vince Cable
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade
Heinz Zourek
Director General, DG Taxation and Customs Union (Taxud), European Commission
Antonio Campinos
President, Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market
Paul Polman
Chief Executive Officer of Unilever
Victoria Espinel
President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance
Anders C. Jessen
Head of Unit for Public Procurement and Intellectual Property - DG TRADE in the European Commission
Ed Vaizey
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
John W. Spelich
Group Vice President - Alibaba Group
Val McDermid
International best selling, award winning crime writer
Theo Bertram
Head of Public Policy and Government Relations at Google UK
Richard Mollet
Chief Executive, The Publishers Association
Stephen Lechner
Joint Research Centre
Allison Mages
Senior Counsel for IP Procurement and Policy at General Electric
Richard Atkinson
Global Director Piracy Conversion Adobe Systems Inc.
Jean Bergevin
Head of Unit, DG Markt
Richard Hooper
Chairman of the Copyright Hub
Vince Bannon
Vice President, Entertainment Partnerships and Development, Getty Images (DM)
Adrian Leppard
QPM MBA, Commissioner of Police for the City of London
Mike Weatherley
Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Conservative representative for Hove and Portslade
Nick Stringer
Director of Regulatory Affairs, Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB UK)
Alun Jones
Chief of Communication and Advocacy at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Despina Spanou
Director for Consumer Affairs at the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers
Commander Stephen Head
ACPO National Police Coordinator for Economic Crime
Karen Bradley
Minister for Organised Crime
Steven Pope
Head of Customs and Regulatory Affairs (Europe) – DHL Express
Paul Maier
Director of the OHIM Observatory
Senator Yung
Head of the Planning, Budget and RCB Department at C.N.R.S
William G. Ross
Unit Chief/Supervisory Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations
Giles York
T/Chief Constable (T/CC)
Kieron Sharp
Director General, Federation Against Copyright Theft
Trine Dancygier
Head of the Danish National Task Force Counterfeiting
Michael Ellis
Head of the INTERPOL Traffic in Illicit Goods and Counterfeit Sub Crime Bureau
Wil Van Gemert
Deputy Director, Europol
Jean-Charles Bocquet
Director General, ECPA
Lord Younger
Viscount Younger of Leckie, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Matthew W Barzum
Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK
Kunio Mikuriya
Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO)
Robert C. Barchiesi
President of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
Antonis Kastrissianakis
Director DG Taxation & Customs Union (TAXUD), European Commission
Dara MacGreevy
Anti-Piracy Director, Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE)
Prof. Angelo Marcello Cardani
Chairman of AGCOM
Jeff Hardy
Director, Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)
Zeeger Vink
Intellectual Property Director at the Maus Frères group
Kerstin JORNA
Director, Intellectual Property Directorate, DG Internal Market & Services, European Commission
Rosa Wilkinson
Innovation Director of the Intellectual Property Office
Margarete HOFMANN
OLAF Director Policy
Secretary General, Hadopi
Rob Wainwright
Director of Europol
Francis Gurry
Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Senior Legal Counsellor of the Building Respect for IP Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Marc Lichtenhein
Chairman of the Sports Rights Owners Coalition (SROC)
Marianne Grant
Senior Vice President, Motion Picture Association of America
Steven Jeter
European Semiconductor Industry Association
Head of Unit, DG Taxud, European Commission (chair)
Bill Williamson
Director of Customs
Liz Bales
Director General, Industry Trust for IP Awareness Limited
Simona Vicari
Under Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economic Development in Matteo Renzi's Government
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