Protecting Intellectual Property Rights: new EU Customs action plan adopted by the Council
The Council yesterday endorsed a new EU customs action plan to combat infringements of intellectual property rights (IPR).
The new action plan will cover the years 2018 to 2022.
It will ensure effective enforcement of IPR, tackle trade of IPR infringing goods throughout the international supply chain and strengthen cooperation in this area with the European Observatory as well as relevant law enforcement authorities.
The Commission is invited to prepare a roadmap by Spring 2019 on the implementation of the new action plan, as well as to monitor this implementation and to submit annual reports to the Council.
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