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Follow up to the Strategy for the protection and enforcement of IP rights in third countries - GIs

  • Date: 13/11/2015, 10:00 - 12:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Jenkins room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 10/11/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 13/11/2015, 10:00 - 12:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Jenkins room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 10/11/2015 12:00

In November last year the European Commission organised a first meeting to discuss the Revised Strategy for the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Third Countries, which was published in July 2014.

The key objective of the revised strategy is to promote enhanced IPR standards in third countries and stem the trade in IPR-infringing goods, thereby ultimately enhancing EU competitiveness, growth and jobs. It highlights the tools the Commission has in implementing its approach in protecting and enforcing IPRs in third countries, and proposes ways forward in developing beyond these.

As a follow-up meeting this year DG TRADE would like to invite civil society organisations to exchange views on the latest developments, proposed action points and future policy orientations, with focus on Geographical Indications (GIs). Discussions will aim at raising awareness and guide policy, also with a view to improving support to stakeholders operating in third countries.
 

Lead Participants

Mr Anders Jessen, Head of Unit, Intellectual Property and Public Procurement, Directorate-General for Trade
Mr Pedro Velasco Martins, Deputy Head of Unit, Intellectual Property and Public Procurement, Directorate-General for Trade
Ms Mercedes Bonet, Policy Officer, Intellectual Property and Public Procurement, Directorate-General for Trade
Ms Isabelle Peutz, Advisor International aspects Geographical Indications, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
Mr Raimondo Serra, Deputy Head of Unit, The Americas, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
Mr Klaus Blank, WTO, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
Mr Mariano Fernández Salas, Senior Expert, Intellectual Property and Fight against Counterfeiting, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs


Moderator

Ms Montserrat Gago, Co-ordinator relations with civil society, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
 

AGENDA

1. Brief overview on the GIs elements of the revised Strategy.
2. Review of the latest developments in the GIs area.
3. Discussion with stakeholders on the implementation of GIs related action points of the revised Strategy.
 

Related documents

Communication "Trade, growth and intellectual property - Strategy for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries"

Staff Working Document "Trade, growth and intellectual property - Strategy for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries"
 

Due to increased security measures implemented by the European Commission, participants will receive in the confirmation email a link to a form in which they will be requested to introduce their ID number together with its validity date, their nationality and date of birth. Those participants who have not provided this information 48 hours before the meeting takes place will NOT be able to access the venue. No late registrations will be accepted.

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the Charlemagne building, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring the confirmation email received when registering for the meeting and an ID card.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Association des régions européennes des produits d'origine
  • ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • Association Internationale des Techniciens Experts et Chercheurs
  • Associazione Italiana Consorzi Indicazioni Geografiche
  • Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • EUBrasil
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EuroCommerce
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Express Association
  • European farmers
  • European farmers
  • European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • European Patent Office
  • Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • International Trademark Association
  • Landsorganisationen i Danmark
  • MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • ORGALIME – The European Technology Industries
  • The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • US Dairy Export Council
  • Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich