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Economic performance of IPR indicators: June 2021 update

European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights

In May 2021 the EUIPO presented “The economic impact of COVID-19 crisis on IPR-intensive industries” with data until December 2020, including indicators for all intellectual property rights (IPR), tra ...More In May 2021 the EUIPO presented “The economic impact of COVID-19 crisis on IPR-intensive industries” with data until December 2020, including indicators for all intellectual property rights (IPR), trade marks (TM), designs (DES), patents (PT) and copyright (CR). The Observatory will update IPR indicators quarterly to monitor the recovery phase during 2021 and beyond, for the European Union (EU) and four largest Member States....less

Tags: copyright - design - patents - trademark

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Global Trade in Fakes: A WORRYING THREAT

European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights

The latest study in the series, Global Trade in Fakes: A Worrying Threat, analyses the scale of the worldwide trade in counterfeit goods. It is an update of two previous studies on this subject, publi ...More The latest study in the series, Global Trade in Fakes: A Worrying Threat, analyses the scale of the worldwide trade in counterfeit goods. It is an update of two previous studies on this subject, published in 2016 and 2019, respectively. This third study is based on the most recent customs seizures data available for 2019. It shows that imports of fakes into the EU have remained roughly constant between 2016 and 2019, at a value of around EUR 120 billion....less

Tags: counterfeiting - ip rights

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FOCUS ON CYBERSQUATTING: MONITORING AND ANALYSIS

European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights

Cybersquatting involves bad faith registration and/or use of another company’s trade mark or other distinctive sign in a domain name, without having any legal rights or legitimate interests in that do ...More Cybersquatting involves bad faith registration and/or use of another company’s trade mark or other distinctive sign in a domain name, without having any legal rights or legitimate interests in that domain name. The purpose of this study was to quantify the phenomenon of cybersquatting and to describe the methods and the business models employed by cybersquatters, thus providing a basis for fighting the phenomenon more effectively....less

Tags: counterfeiting - ip rights - infringements

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Economic performance of IPR indicators: March 2021 update

European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights

In May 2021 the EUIPO presented “The economic impact of COVID-19 crisis on IPR-intensive industries” with data until December 2020, including indicators for all intellectual property rights (IPR), tra ...More In May 2021 the EUIPO presented “The economic impact of COVID-19 crisis on IPR-intensive industries” with data until December 2020, including indicators for all intellectual property rights (IPR), trade marks (TM), designs (DES), patents (PT) and copyright (CR). The Observatory will update IPR indicators quarterly to monitor the recovery phase during 2021 and beyond, for the European Union (EU) and four largest Member States....less

Tags: copyright - design - patents - ip rights - trademark

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SOCIAL MEDIA – DISCUSSION PAPER New and existing trends in using social media for IP infringement activities and good practices to address them

European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights

This discussion paper explores new and existing trends whereby social media functionalities are misused to infringe IP rights directly, to support IP-infringing activities happening through other chan ...More This discussion paper explores new and existing trends whereby social media functionalities are misused to infringe IP rights directly, to support IP-infringing activities happening through other channels, or to provide information on such activities. It identifies some of the challenges faced by IP owners, law enforcement authorities and social media companies in addressing these trends. Most importantly, it lists the preventive and reactive good practices developed by social media services to counteract these trends....less

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