The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, on behalf of the EU Commission (DG TRADE), is launching a survey of EU entities with an interest in the protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries.
Similar surveys have been carried out by DG Trade itself in the past. The purpose of the survey is to gather information, from those involved and interested, in order to build up a picture of the reality of IPR protection and enforcement in various third countries. This information will be collated by the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights and transmitted to DG TRADE.
DG TRADE will then be in a position to use the information, together with what it has gathered from other sources, in compiling analyses of the situation in the various third countries. It will put this information to use in compiling its own reports on the general IPR enforcement scene in third countries, the situation in individual countries and in providing assistance in preparation for negotiation and discussion with these countries.
The survey will be one of the tools used to help improve the IPR enforcement scene in third countries. It is thus important to all EU entities with an interest in this subject. It is available from 10 March to 10 June.
The survey is easy to complete but in case of difficulty help is available from a dedicated email address within the Observatory: ObservatorySurvey@oami.europa.eu