[Fsfe-ie] New EC Communication on industrial property

Barry Mahon barry.mahon at iol.ie
Thu Jul 31 09:00:37 CEST 2008

Extract -

"Europe requires strong industrial property rights to protect its innovations and remain competitive in the global knowledge-based economy," said the Communication adopted by the Commission. "In the EU, protection at Community level exists for most of the registered industrial property rights. However, pending an agreement on the Community patent, businesses do not have this possibility in patents … the Commission considers that progress in this matter is vital and reaffirms its intention to seek agreement as a question of priority on these proposals."

"Having now established momentum towards finding solutions on patents, this Communication turns towards developing a horizontal and integrated strategy across the spectrum of industrial property rights," it said.


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