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Commission Communication of 30 November 2000 "Follow-up to the Green Paper on combating counterfeiting and piracy in the single market" [COM(2000) 789 final

This Communication presents, in the form of an action plan, the different measures and initiatives that the Commission intends to take to improve and strengthen the combating of counterfeiting and piracy in the internal market. It follows on from the Commission's Green Paper of October 1998, which launched a general consultation on this subject..

Summary:

 In 1998, the Commission consulted the interested parties, by means of the Green Paper on combating counterfeiting and piracy in the single market, in order to determine the economic impact of this phenomenon on the single market, to assess the effectiveness of the applicable legislation and to suggest approaches that could be explored with a view to improving the situation.  This consultation confirmed that counterfeiting and piracy were major problems in most economic and industrial sectors in the single market and that the Commission, and the European Union in general, should take steps to strengthen and improve the fight against counterfeiting and piracy in the single market at EU level.  This Communication contains an action plan which sets out actions that should be carried out as a matter of urgency, for which the Commission will submit proposals in the near future, medium-term actions and other initiatives.  Actions to be carried out as a matter of urgency.

 

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: General IP Protection and Enforcement
Tags: Counterfeiting and Piracy | Criminal enforcement
Making body: European Commission
Law Type: Communication
Effective Start Date: 30 Sep 2000
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