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February 26, 2021 - News

The Observatory publishes the Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Guide

In view of the increasingly critical threat that counterfeiting poses to supply chains and the lack of information on anti-counterfeiting solutions, the Observatory, together with members of the Observatory expert groups, has developed and published a document to address these issues called the Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Guide.

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February 23, 2021 - News

Observatory public sector representatives meeting

In the context of Portugal’s Presidency of the European Union, the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (the Observatory) is holding its public sector representatives meeting on 23 March 2021. Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID‑19, this will be an online meeting.

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February 22, 2021 - News

EUIPO-OECD study on container shipping

Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods amounted to up to 3.3 % of world trade in 2016. Counterfeiters operate swiftly in the globalised economy, misusing modern logistical solutions and legitimate trade facilitation mechanisms and thrive in economies lacking good governance standards.

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February 08, 2021 - News

Joint EUIPO/EPO IP Contribution Report

By effectively protecting their intellectual property, innovative companies can secure financing, grow, collaborate and create value. But how does owning intellectual property rights (IPRs) impact their performance?

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