CECIMO replies to the European Commission’s consultation on the Intellectual Property Action Plan

03 September 2020

In July 2020, the European Commission launched an open consultation on the Intellectual property Action Plan. The action plan will promote a coherent EU-wide approach to IP policies and will be the basis for further initiatives to be taken at the EU level, both legislative and non-legislative. This initiative aims to upgrade the IP system, promote its smarter use, ensure better enforcement, and promote fair play globally for IP.

CECIMO believes that IPR should be part of all industrial policy discussions, comprising manufacturing innovation and competitiveness. Therefore, CECIMO welcomes the initiative and believes that any specific action on this topic should be preceded by dedicated stakeholders’ consultations and analysis intended to assess the costs and benefits for the European innovative business ecosystem.

If you want to know more about our position, you can read the full response to the consultation.