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Action Plan on the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

On 1 July 2014 the Commission adopted a Communication on an Action Plan aiming at renewing the consensus on the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. With this Action Plan the Commission seeks to re-orientate its policy for intellectual property enforcement towards a better compliance of IP rights by all economic actors. Rather than penalising the citizen for infringing – often unknowingly – IP rights, the actions set out in this Action Plan pave the way towards a “follow the money approach”, seeking to deprive commercial scale infringers of the revenue flows that draw them into such activities.