18 Jan 2021
EC DG RTD and EUIPO hold first bilateral meeting at DG level
On 13 January 2021, Director-General for DG RTD Jean-Eric Paquet and Christian Archambeau, Executive Director of EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), held their first bilateral meeting via video-link. The meeting was also attended by the Director for the European Innovation Council (EIC) Task Force, Jean-David Malo, and the Director of Prosperity, Peter Dröll, as well as further representatives of EUIPO. At the meeting, EUIPO provided a general introduction on the organisation’s scope of activities, highlighting the contribution of strong IP protection as a common value in different EU policy areas to create growth and jobs. Discussions focused on possible joint initiatives to support innovative SMEs and, more in general, the EU innovation ecosystem. The participants agreed to follow up on potential cooperation activities in regular bilateral meetings.
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