Report on the EU Enforcement of intellectual property rights
09 June 2021
The report on EU Enforcement of intellectual property rights: overall results of detentions 2019, was published offering an overview of the detentions of fake products in 2019 as reported by EU Member States.
The report on EU Enforcement of intellectual property rights: overall results of detentions during 2019, was published offering an overview of the detentions of fake products in 2019 as reported by EU Member States.
This report, combining the separately published data on border detentions from DG TAXUD based on the content of the European Commission’s centralised database, with that extracted from the IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP) on detentions within the EU, includes useful information to support the analysis of IPR infringements in the EU and the development, by the relevant enforcement authorities, of appropriate countermeasures. On a broader scale, it aims to provide EU policymakers with data to develop an evidence base for priorities and policies.
The IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP) has been developed as a two-way communication system between enforcers and IP rights holders. One of the modules of IPEP, the ‘Report Detentions’ one, focuses on the statistics on detentions of articles suspected of infringing intellectual property rights at borders and in the internal market, reported by enforcement authorities.
This report has been produced thanks, in particular, to the EU national enforcement and Customs authorities’ commitment to feed the IP Enforcement Portal with data on detentions of goods infringing IPR within their national markets, thus launching the ‘IP Enforcement Portal community’.
Close cooperation between rights holders and enforcers, and the quality of the information shared, are of key importance for the latter’s enforcement work, both at the EU border and in the EU internal market. A constant, effective and fluent use of appropriate and secure two way communication channels contributes to the necessary sharing of information between the two sets of actors.
You can find the report with the overall results of detentions from 2019 on the Observatory website