Following earlier editions in London (2014), Berlin (2017) and Paris (2019), the fourth International IP Enforcement Summit will bring together key European and international decision-makers, law enforcement authorities, multinational companies and other relevant players to discuss ways to improve protection and enforcement of IP rights in the EU and around the globe.

The Summit aims to bring strategic and practical guidance and share good practices on how the fight against counterfeiting and piracy should contribute to a healthier society, a more sustainable environment and a stronger economy.

The event will be held online due to the pandemic situation.

The programme (draft):

Panel I. IP infringement online – Collaboration or regulation, what should come first?
A global perspective on how to engage right holders, intermediaries and enforcement authorities to collaborate against illegal activities including, in particular, IP infringement online.

Panel II. IP enforcement as a tool to protect sustainability investments
While businesses invest into environmental friendly processes and products, IPR infringers not only ride on this goodwill but also generate environmental damage due to counterfeit goods.

Panel III. New technology for IP enforcement online
What challenges do digital and technological transformation pose to IP protection and how can this be used to improve IP enforcement?

There will also be several breakout sessions during the two days.

To see the Agenda, please click here


IP Summit Hosts:

The Swedish Intellectual Property Office, PRV, is the authority for intellectual property in Sweden. It constantly works with cutting edge ideas which enables it to strengthen Sweden's growth and competitiveness.

The European Commission has responsibility for coordinating the EU policy on IP and ensuring that appropriate mechanisms of protection and enforcement of IP rights are in place in the EU. It also works with trade partners to improve their IP protection and enforcement in non-EU countries.

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is the EU agency responsible for managing the EU trade mark and the registered Community design. In 2012, the Office was given the responsibility for the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights which works to support the protection and enforcement of IP rights.

Peter Strömbäck
Director General, PRV

Kerstin Jorna
Director General, DG GROW, European Commission

Christian Archambeau
Executive Director, European Union Intellectual Property Office

Speakers and interventions

by order of appearance in programme

Steve Francis
Director of National IPR Center, USPTO
Graham Clemence
Senior Director for Global IP Enforcement & Security, Alibaba
Annabelle Daniel Varda
Legal Director and Head of the Trademark team, Google
Žiga Škorjanc
University Assistant, University of Vienna
Alister Baldrick
Senior Brand Protection Director EMEA and Global Investigations, Nike
Nathan Wajsman
Chief Economist, EUIPO
Sergio Tirrò
Head of IP crime, Europol
Jonathan Trivelas
Director customer compliance & Fraud, Mastercard
Aiko Bode
Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Fenix Outdoor International
Ronald Brohm
Director, REACT
Nicole Maréchal
Senior Legal Counsellor & Governance Officer, European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)
Paul Maier
Director of the Observatory, EUIPO
Charles Slingsby
International Legal Director, Twitch
Jordi Iparraguirre
Innovation manager, EURid


Jacki Davis
Leading commentator and analyst on European Union affairs
Sidan senast uppdaterad 28-04-2021