Welcome to the Anti-Counterfeiting Blockathon Forum, a network of people and organisations working together to shape and deliver the future anti-counterfeiting infrastructure. The Forum and the future infrastructure will interconnect organisations, enforcement authorities and citizens to help the transport and proof of authentic goods and address the challenges of counterfeiting.
The establishment of the Anti-Counterfeiting Blockathon Forum is a part of the broad EU strategy to create a blockchain ecosystem and is a result of the EU Blockathon 2018 competition, co-organised by the European Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The competition was the first step in bringing together a wide community of experts to work on the common goal. In its follow-up workshop participants recognised the need to promote greater synchronisation, collaboration and decentralisation to connect all the relevant players. In response, the EUIPO initiated the Forum to facilitate this collaboration.
Define, pilot and implement the next level of anti-counterfeiting infrastructure.
Collaborate and exchange information with experts on anti-counterfeiting needs and techniques.
Define a use case that specifies key features of the future anti-counterfeiting infrastructure.
Create a pilot based on the use case to demonstrate the potential of technology to realise the infrastructure.