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Consultation on the respect of intellectual property in public procurement procedures Published on: 20/04/2015, Last update: 27/04/2016

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Deadline:
07/07/2015.

This consultation is now closed. See below for results.

Policy field(s)

Internal Market: public procurement, intellectual property.

Target groups

Public authorities carrying out public procurement; suppliers of goods and services to public authorities; small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); trade associations; providers of professional services (e.g. legal, audit, architectural); medical sector professionals; employees and trade unions; civil society organisations; and the general public.

Consultation period

This consultation lasted for 12 weeks and was closed on 7 July 2015.

Objective of the consultation

Gather evidence, opinions and feedback regarding the respect of intellectual property rights and trade secrets in public procurement procedures. The consultation also aims to gather information on whether or not there is a need for specific guidance on this issue.

This initiative was proposed in the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee, 'Towards a renewed consensus on the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: An EU Action Plan', COM(2014)392, 1.7.2014. See in particular action 9.

Results 

Number of responses received: 54

View the contributions:

See also the Report of the results of the consultation.

Background information

Contact details

  • Responsible service: DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Unit J2, Fight against counterfeiting and piracy.
  • E-mail: GROW-IPRENFORCEMENT@ec.europa.eu
  • Postal address:               

European Commission,
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises,
Unit J2, Fight against counterfeiting and piracy
B-1049 Brussels