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December 12, 2019 General
Study visit on Observatory activities for IP offices in the Balkan region
Representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia participated in a study visit at EUIPO on 10-11 December 2019.
The event focused on providing an in-depth look at the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights and its procedures for fighting piracy and counterfeiting, as well as the EUIPO’s international cooperation programme.
Non-EU enforcers and experts from the intellectual property offices in the Balkan region took part in the event, which included presentations on economic and enforcement studies, the IP Enforcement Portal, IP awareness-raising, cooperation with customs authorities and international cooperation. A session on the front office tool also took place.
The study visit provided a multilateral and collaborative platform for non-EU partners to exchange information and experiences related to enforcement practices.
This activity falls under the SP2020 project ‘Extension of tools and support to the Observatory for non-EU countries’.