About this consultation

Consultation period
3 July 2018 - 2 October 2018
Business and industry, Digital economy and society, Single market

Target group

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from businesses, SMEs and their associations; holders of intellectual property rights and respective associations; legal professionals in the area of intellectual property and respective associations; public prosecutors; police and custom officials; consumer associations and other non-governmental organisations.

Objective of the consultation

The consultation aims to collect the views of citizens and stakeholders on whether Regulation 386/2012 entrusting the EU Intellectual Property Office with new tasks has met its objective of facilitating and supporting the activities of national authorities, the private sector and EU institutions in the fight against infringements of intellectual property rights, in particular counterfeiting and piracy.

How to submit your response

You can contribute to this public consultation by filling in the online questionnaire.

Respond to the questionnaire

The questionnaire is accessible in English, French and German. You can submit your reply in any of the 24 official EU languages.

Once you have submitted your answers, you can download a copy of your completed responses.

The final question gives you the opportunity to upload documentary evidence or a position paper. In particular, stakeholders concerned with, or affected by counterfeit and piracy, by Regulation 386/2012, or with specialist knowledge of infringements of intellectual property rights are invited to share additional data and analyses on specific aspects covered by the consultation. Any uploaded documents will be considered as part of your response to the consultation.

All contributions that are received may be published on the internet. It is important that you read the specific privacy statement for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.