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May 10, 2017 News

The Orphan Works Survey


Through its Observatory, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is carrying out a survey on orphan works.

The EUIPO has been entrusted with the task of setting up and managing the single European Orphan Works Database according to the requirements of Directive 2012/28/EU.

This online survey is being conducted with the aim of gathering information on the use of the Orphan Works Database, as well as identifying what measures could be taken to ensure that the benefits of the orphan works system are fully realised.

The online survey consists of various sets of questions for three types of stakeholders: beneficiary organisations, competent national authorities and other stakeholders.

The survey is available in English and can be accessed here. Interested stakeholders are invited to respond to the survey by 19 May 2017.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at observatory.orphanworks@euipo.europa.eu.