December 20, 2016 News

Observatory Work Programme 2017 now published

The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has now published its Work Programme for the year 2017

The programme first provides an overview of the structure of the Observatory and its main goals and gives a summary of its main activities and achievements in 2016

The document is divided into four parts which contain:

  • A brief description of the working groups within the Observatory, which are organised along the lines of five main subjects: Public Awareness; Enforcement; Legal and International; IP in the Digital World; and Economics and Statistics.
  • A description of the activities the Office will undertake to implement the Multiannual Plan in 2017. Specifically, for each of the five working group subjects, the projects to be executed to support the corresponding activity during the year are briefly described.
  • The main meetings and conferences planned for 2017.
  • Annexes with information on the legal basis for the activities of the Observatory and on the 2017 budget.

Like last year, a numbering scheme for the various initiatives and projects has been used in the Work Programme. Each activity has been assigned a code; the first one or two letters identify the working group principally dealing with the subject (e.g. PA for Public Awareness).

If you would like to take a closer look at what the Observatory has planned for next year, check out the About us page of the Observatory website and click on the "Work Programme" tab. Here you will find the Work Programme of 2017 and of previous years, as well as the EUIPO’s Multiannual Plan (2014-2018).