EC launches public consultation on IP protection
The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation on due diligence and supply chain integrity for intellectual property (IP) protection and is inviting companies acting as IP right holders and/or suppliers to such a right-holder to participate in the survey.
The consultation is organised by the EC's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and the Joint Research Centre. Its aim is to look at the mechanisms developed by companies to secure their supply chains and thereby protect their IP. The results of the consultation will allow for the mapping and the promotion of best practices as well as the elaboration of EU supply chain integrity scheme(s), composed inter alia of a "due diligence toolbox" for the attention of IP intensive companies.
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