Annual Public Sector Meeting of the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights

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Agenda

21 February 2018 | Wednesday

09:30 – 09:50

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME SPEECHES

Paul Maier, Director of the Observatory, EUIPO; Petko Nikolov, President of Bulgarian Patent Office

09:50 – 10:20

REVIEW OF OBSERVATORY ACTIVITIES AND ANNUAL REPORT 2017 (ENDORSEMENT)

The Observatory will provide an overview of the ongoing activities, and stakeholders will be invited to provide feedback on and endorse the draft 2017 Observatory Annual Report in view of its submission to the Management Board of EUIPO for adoption.

10:20 – 11:20

RAISING AWARENESS

Results of the 2017 grant; Collaboration with National Offices (Authentic city and Ideas Powered)

11:40 – 12:10

COUNTRY REPORTS

12:10 - 13:30

NEW TECHNOLOGIES

15:00 – 15:30

UPDATE FROM EUROPEAN COMMISSION

15:30 – 16:45

UPDATE ON SELECTED INFRINGEMENT STUDIES AND SUBJECTS FOR THE FUTURE

22 February 2018 | Thursday

09:30 – 10:30

INCREASED COOPERATION BETWEEN ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES

Europol; Technical Group on IP Enforcement and Data Analysis

11:00 – 12:00

OBSERVATORY MULTIANNUAL PLAN AND WORKING METHODS – WORKSHOP

The 2014-2018 Multiannual Plan of the Observatory is coming to an end and in order to align the multiannual planning of the Observatory with the EUIPO strategic planning, there will be a two-year extension of the current plan, i.e. until 2020, followed by a five-year plan embedded in the next EUIPO 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

12:00 – 12:30

PLENARY SESSION

Following the workshop participants will gather again in the main meeting room for the rapporteurs of each group to list the most relevant findings and action points.

12:30 – 12:45

AOB AND CLOSING REMARKS

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