Over the past 4 years, the EUIPO has been exploring blockchain as a means to ensure product authenticity and move away from siloed systems which can more easily be targeted by criminal networks and use to their advantage due to their isolation.
Following up on the Blockathon Competition back in 2018, the definition of the use case and the creation of the Blockathon Forum, in 2020 the EUIPO started a strategic project to develop an Anti-Counterfeiting Blockathon Infrastructure.
By 2024, the objective is to enable IP authenticity management synchronisation between all parties involved in the supply chain: EU intellectual property offices, governments, customs authorities, manufacturers, transport and logistics operators, intermediaries and retailers.
Everyone has a stake in the anti-counterfeit challenge.
Lear more about this project and its background by following the links below
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