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February 28, 2017 News

Observatory public sector representatives meet in Malta


European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights' public sector representatives from the EU member states are meeting in Malta today and tomorrow...

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In the context of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights' public sector representatives from the EU member states are meeting in Malta today and tomorrow (February 28 – March 1) for briefings and discussion on the Observatory's work to date.

Delegates will hear updates on the Observatory’s activities, including the latest results achieved, the status of its ongoing work, and new initiatives.

On February, the Maltese Ministry of Finance, in partnership with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the Observatory, will host the Intellectual Property Rights Conference. The Maltese Minister for Finance and the Director of the Observatory will open the conference, which will feature presentations and panel discussions on the latest developments in the enforcement of IP rights in Europe. The programme of the conference includes topics such as:

  • European Commission review of the directive on the enforcement of intellectual property rights: the view from the private sector and civil society
  • Customs’ key role in enforcing intellectual property rights: is there room for more? 
  • The Maltese perspective
  • Strategies outside EU borders: the US Joint Strategic Plan on IP Enforcement