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2014

01.07.2014
The European Commission adopted today two communications – an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights in the EU and a Strategy for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in third countries (IP/14/760)
11.06.2014
The Commission organises a workshop on the concepts of “commercial scale” and “commercial purpose” in the context of IP infringements on 19.09.2014
11.06.2014
Commission invites experts in the economics of IP to enrol in an IP Expert List for thematic workshops
26.05.2014
The Council of the European Union takes position on the trade secrets draft-Directive (Press release of the Councilpdf)

2013

28.11.2013
Proposal for a Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (IP/13/1176)
19.04.2013
Conference: “Jointly Building Resilient EU Responses to Counterfeiting”, 22.04.2013
18.04.2013
33 companies and trade associations join in fight against the online sale of counterfeit goods (MEX/13/0418)
18.04.2013
Conference: “Jointly Building Resilient EU Responses to Counterfeiting”, 22.04.2013

2012

18.12.2012
Commission urges industry to deliver innovative solutions for greater access to online content
11.12.2012
Commission launches a consultation on the Misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential business information.
30.11.2012
Civil enforcement of intellectual property rights: public consultation on the efficiency of proceedings and accessibility of measures
15.11.2012
Survey on Trade Secrets and Confidential Business Information in the Internal Market - until 3 December 2012
27.09.2012
Report on Measuring IPR infringements in the internal market, from 27.09.2012
30.05.2012
Conference on “Enforcement of intellectual property rights: review of Directive 2004/48/EC”, 26.04.2012
21.05.2012
Conference on trade secrets, 29.06.2012
01.02.2012
Winners of “Hands off my Design” competition announced (IP/12/93 Choose translations of the previous link )
13.01.2012
Commission publishes studies on parasitic copying and protection of trade secrets

2011

19.09.2011
Publication of a call for tender for a study on on trade secrets and confidential business information in the internal market
14.07.2011
Summary Report on the Public Hearing on Directive 2004/48/EC of 7 June 2011pdf Choose translations of the previous link 
08.07.2011
Reportpdf Choose translations of the previous link  on the public consultation on the application of the IPR Enforcement Directive
24.05.2011
Commission sets out “blueprint” for Intellectual Property Rights to boost creativity and innovation (IP/11/630 Choose translations of the previous link )
04.05.2011
Memorandum of Understanding on the sale of Counterfeit Goods over the Internetpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
18.04.2011
Commission and the OHIM agreed a Memorandum of Understandingpdf Choose translations of the previous link  on the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy pending the adoption of the abovementioned Regulation
04.04.2011
Synthesis Report on the Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Illegal Up- and Downloading 2009–2011pdf Choose translations of the previous link 
21.01.2011
Photo albumpdf Choose translations of the previous link  of the Awards ceremony of 23 June 2010
11.01.2011
Consultation on the Commission Report on the enforcement of intellectual property rights

2010

11.11.2010
Study report on rapid information exchange on counterfeiting and piracypdf Choose translations of the previous link 
23.06.2010
Counterfeiting and Piracy – Frequently Asked Questions (MEMO/10/272 Choose translations of the previous link )
23.06.2010
Parliament and the Commission award prizes for winners of ‘Real Fake’ competition (IP/10/785 Choose translations of the previous link )
31.03.2010
Directorate-General Taxation and Customs Union has opened a consultation process on the review of EU legislation on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) on 25 March 2010
11.03.2010
Invitation to tender for a contract to develop a methodology and to assess the scope, scale and impact of counterfeiting and piracy in the internal market.
01.03.2010
Council resolutionpdf Choose translations of the previous link  on the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the internal market
01.03.2010
‘Real Fake’ Competition – EU competition for schools on counterfeiting and piracy
03.02.2010
Study on Online Copyright Enforcement and Data Protection in Selected Member States prepared by Hunton & Williams, Brussels