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30 de Noviembre de 2017


Intellectual property: Protecting Europe's know-how and innovation leadership


Last November 29th, the Commission presented measures to ensure that intellectual property rights are well protected, thereby encouraging European companies, in particular SMEs and start-ups, to invest in innovation and creativity.


The initiatives will make it easier to act efficiently against breaches of intellectual property rights, facilitate cross-border litigation, and tackle the fact that 5% of goods imported into the EU (worth €85 billion) are counterfeited or pirated. The Commission also encourages licensing negotiations which are fair and balanced in rewarding companies for their innovation while allowing others to also build on this technology to generate new innovative products and services.


Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth Investment and Competitiveness, said: "Europe's economic growth and competitiveness largely depends on our many entrepreneurs – from start-ups to large companies – investing in new ideas and knowledge. The comprehensive package we are presenting today improves the application and enforcement of intellectual property rights and encourages investment in technology and product development in Europe."


Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, added: "Today we boost our collective ability to catch the 'big fish' behind fake goods and pirated content which harm our companies and our jobs – as well as our health and safety in areas such as medicines or toys. We are also placing Europe as a global leader with a patent licensing system that is conducive to the roll-out of the Internet of Things from smartphones to connected cars."


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