The European Commission published last week the latest report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries. While developments have taken place since the publication of the previous report, concerns persist and a number of areas for improvement and action remain to be addressed. Intellectual property rights infringements worldwide cost European firms billions of euros in lost revenue and put thousands of jobs at risk. This new report identifies three groups of countries on which the EU will focus its action.
European Commission steps up Protection of European Intellectual Property in Global Markets