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Civil enforcement of intellectual property rights: public consultation on the efficiency of proceedings and accessibility of measures

Policy Field

  • Internal Market, Intellectual Property Rights

Target group

All citizens, companies and organisations, including national governments and other public authorities are welcome to respond to this consultation.


  • From 30.11.2012 to 30.03.2013 – (Closed).


This technical survey aims at gathering specific information on the efficiency of proceedings and accessibility of measures used in the context of civil enforcement of intellectual property rights. These data will enable Commission to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the functionality of civil enforcement systems put in place in the Member States in order to improve the situation of all the actors active in the innovative sectors of European economy.

How to submit your contribution

In order to submit your contribution, please follow the procedure below:

This registration procedure is aimed at facilitating the filling in of the survey, as it provides the possibility to save a draft version of your contribution. Please note that the registration is not automatic: once we receive your request for registration, generated by the Registration Form, we will send you an e-mail with a personalised link to the survey.

Note that, as the e-mail will be coming from a standardised no-reply e-mail address (, we would also kindly ask you to verify whether your e-mail manager did not mistakenly put the e-mail with the personalised link to the survey into your spam folder.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the Specific privacy statement PDF attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

Reference documents and other related consultations

Contact details

Responsible service:
Internal Market and Services DG,
Unit D.3 – Fight against counterfeiting and piracy
Postal address:
European Commission
1049 Brussels

Number of responses received to this consultation

282 contributions were received.

View the contributions

In the interests of transparency, organisations (including, for example, NGOs, trade associations and commercial enterprises) are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps

Protection of personal data and privacy statement