Press Release: World Intellectual Property Report 2017: Intangible Capital in Global Value Chains

WIPO has just released its World Intellectual Property Report 2017 on ‘Intangible Capital in Global Value Chains’.

It presents original estimates of the returns accruing to intangible capital in the global production of manufactured goods produced.

Letter and Reply: European Visual Artists regarding resale right in US and China

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Official Journal (L Series): Recommendation No 1/2017 of the EU-Georgia Association Council of 20 November 2017 on the EU-Georgia Association Agenda

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Press Release: The Spanish company Schweppes may not oppose the import of bottles of tonic water bearing the trade mark ‘Schweppes’ and originating in the UK if it has itself given the impression that that trade mark is a single global trade mark

The same applies if that company has economic links with the third party which now holds the rights to that trade mark in the UK.

Press Release: Digital Trade Strategy: Digital rights must know no borders

Today, the European Parliament adopted for the first time and by a very large majority a digital trade strategy. Its Members, representing all political groups apart from the extremes, call for international trade rules to deliver tangible benefits for consumers, to dismantle the digital obstacles faced by European companies in third countries and to promote worldwide respect for fundamental rights. To this end, they ask for the inclusion in the EU’s trade agreements of rock-solid provisions in line with EU law, in particular on personal data protection, forced data localisation, net neutrality, roaming and intellectual property.

Press Release: Tackling counterfeiting and piracy across the EU – the impact of a coordinated approach

Intensive cooperation and coordination between enforcement authorities at EU level has led to the seizure of millions of fake and possibly harmful products and has helped to take down several transnational criminal networks.

EU-Japan trade agreement: texts of the agreement

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Official Journal (L Series): Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Mongolia, of the other part

EU-Ukraine Association Council – Joint statement

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UPDATED – Agenda: Working Party on Intellectual Property (6 December 2017)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP INTA Committee – First exchange of views on EU –Singapore FTA (4 December 2017)

A summary of the committee’s debate is now available.

Notice to holders of and applicants for European Union trade marks pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 on the European Union trade mark and to holders of and applicants for community designs pursuant to Regulation (EC) no 6/2002 on Community designs

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List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Intellectual Property in the third quarter of 2017

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Intellectual property: Protecting Europe’s know-how and innovation leadership

The Commission today presents measures to ensure that intellectual property rights are well protected, thereby encouraging European companies, in particular SMEs and start-ups, to invest in innovation and creativity.

Fourth meeting of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council (Brussels, 16 November 2017)

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Joint Staff Working Document: Euro-Asian Connectivity Mapping Exercise

Report from the XXXth round of negotiations of the Trade Part of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Mercosur

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Joint Declaration of the Eastern Partnership Summit

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Opinion: EP DEVE Committee on gender equality in EU trade agreements

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP INTA Committee – Monitoring Groups Activities (23 November 2017)

A summary of the reports back to the Committee is now available.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP INTA Committee – Public Hearing Trade Policy Day (22 November 2017)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO Committee – Exchange of views with Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Economic and Financial Affairs (20 November 2017)

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EU-Kazakhstan trade cooperation to be discussed in Astana

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