In a globalised market, intellectual property rights (IPR) protection should not stop at the borders of the European Union (EU). Consequently, the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights is increasingly involved in supporting activities aimed at improving IPR protection, not just within the EU, but also in third countries.
In close collaboration with the EU Commission and in the framework of the EUIPO’s own international cooperation actions, the Observatory is expanding its networking activities in countries outside of the EU.
The EUIPO is the implementing agency for a number of EU-funded projects in third countries such as IPKey and ARISE Plus. In this regard the Observatory supports EUIPO’s international cooperation activities by providing technical support, training, knowledge sharing as well as the creation of enforcement related networks in third countries.
The Observatory is also collaborating with a number of EU Commission IP initiatives in third countries such as the ‘IP Markets Watch-List’ and the ‘Report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries’. In addition, the Observatory is actively involved in supporting the EU Delegation IP Network, which consists of EU delegates dealing with IP matters in third countries.
All international activities of the Observatory are driven by the aim of contributing to an improved IPR protection on a global scale and supporting European right holders doing business in third countries. European rights holders interested in protecting their IPR outside the EU can obtain further information and support from the relevant regional IPR SME Helpdesk, which is a project co-funded by the European Union.
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Brazil (2014)
Brazil has the largest economy in Latin America and may move into the top five in the world in coming years. It is the "B" in the acronym BRICs.
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in China (2014)
The Chinese economy expanded rapidly in recent years and it is well placed to enjoy a fourth decade of rapid catch-up and improving living standards. China is the "C" in BRICs.
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in India (2014)
This guide is intended to provide simple guidelines on how right holders can protect their IP assets and what to do if their rights are infringed.
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Russia (2014)
The World Investment Report 2012 conducted by UNCTAD reports that in 2011 the Russian Federartion continued to account for the lion's share of inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the region and saw FDI flows grow to the third higher level ever.
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Turkey (2014)
The IP system in Turkey is continually being developed to raise awareness of the growing value and importance of IP and to help right holders to protect and enforce their rights.