The OECD promotes a coordinated response to the violation of intellectual property rights

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This Summit will gather high rank representatives from European and international institutions, as well as multinational companies and all private stakeholders. The main goal of this event, which is under the aegis of the OECD, EUIPO, and the European Commission, is to discuss and exchange prospectively and dynamically on the tendencies and techniques to apply the law regarding the respect of intellectual property. Coherence is especially needed, at a time when OECD experts announce that the trade of counterfeited and pirated goods has gone from 2.5% to 3.3% of world trade in the span of 3 years.

Goal: to reinforce cooperation

This event aims particularly at reinforcing ties between stakeholders, in order to establish both a coherent and large-scale strategy. The forum will gather high level officials, who will discuss the status of IP protection and future prospects of improvements.

The Summit will be divided in three panels: the first one will be about the help international organizations can bring to IP protection, the second one will deal with the role of technology and intermediaries, and the third will concern possible new alliances and partnerships for an enhanced IP protection. During intermediary sessions, key subjects will be addressed, such as IP infringements in Free Trade Zones, the issue of counterfeits, the non-respect of copyrights in the digital world, or the securing of financial flows.


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