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CEIPI response to the European Commission consultation on the evaluation and modernisation of the legal framework for the enforcement of intellectual property rights, with a focus on specialization of intellectual property courts

You may download below CEIPI response to the European Commission consultation on the evaluation and modernisation of the legal framework for the enforcement of intellectual property rights, with a focus on specialization of intellectual property courts.

Statement of CEIPI at the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (December 7 to 11, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland)

From 7th to 11th December 2015 took place in Geneva the 31st session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). At this meeting, CEIPI made a statement, particularly on the “Limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives and for educational and research institutions and for persons with other disabilities”.

CEIPI was represented by Mr. François Curchod, representative of CEIPI at WIPO and Former Deputy Director General of WIPO.

You can download below CEIPI’s statement.

For more information about the event:

http://www.wipo.int/meetings/fr/details.jsp?meeting_id=35598

CEIPI’s remarks on the proposal of a Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure

CEIPI has submitted to the European Commission a number of comments on the proposal for a directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure, in November 2013, amended text by the Council in 2014 and now entered in the legislative phase.

You can download below the French document (the text is currently being translated, the English version will be available soon).

Opening Statement of CEIPI at the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a new Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration (May 11 to 21, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland)

From left to right: Mr. François Curchod, representative of CEIPI at WIPO, with Ms. Isabelle Boutillon, Director of Premises Infrastructure Division of WIPO and adjunct professor at CEIPI, and Mr. Daniel Gervais, professor at the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA, and a regular visiting professor at CEIPI).

The Diplomatic Conference was convened with the aim of adopting a new Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration, in order to render the Lisbon System more attractive for states and users, while preserving its principles and objectives.

CEIPI was represented by Mr. François Curchod, representative of CEIPI at WIPO and Former Deputy Director General of WIPO.

For more information about the event and the Geneva Act of Lisbon Agreement: http://www.wipo.int/meetings/diplomatic_conferences/2015/en/

Reaction of the CEIPI to the Resolution on the Implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC on the Harmonisation of Copyright in the Information Society adopted by the European Parliament on the 9th July 2015

CEIPI prepared an Opinion on the Resolution of the European Parliament on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC, which was adopted in the context of revision of the EU copyright rules. This document, drawing on previous CEIPI position papers and research, is intended to contribute to the important debate on the future of copyright in the EU and to invite the European Commission to an ambitious reform.

Please click here to access the Resolution and the Reaction of CEIPI.

Responses to the “Public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules” of the European Commission

The CEIPI prepared a response to this important public consultation launched by the European Commission. The public consultation is taking  place within the context of the review process of the 2001 Directive and addresses different copyright issues in the information society, in particular the "territoriality of Copyrights in the Internal Market,  harmonisation, limitations and exceptions to copyright in the digital age; fragmentation of the EU copyright market; and how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of enforcement while underpinning its legitimacy in the wider context of copyright reform”.

Please click here to access the consultation text and CEIPI’s contribution.

Furthermore, Mr Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, also participated to the working group on Copyright coordinated by the European Law Institute.

Please click here for access to the contribution of the European Law Institute.

The European Copyright Society also prepared a response to this consultation of the European Commission. Mr Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, is a founding member of this association and participated in drafting this contribution.

Please click here for access to the contribution of the European Copyright Society.

Reply of the CEIPI to the European Commission's survey on the civil enforcement of intellectual property rights

You can download below the reply of the CEIPI from June 2013 to the European Commission's public consultation for the purpose of gathering specific information on the efficiency of proceedings and accessibility of measures in the context of civil enforcement of intellectual property rights.

The CEIPI puts the accent on ADR (alternative dispute resolution), a mechanism which so far had not been sufficiently recognized as an efficient tool within the European legal framework for the intellectual property rights enforcement.

Establishing a flexible legal framework for limitations and exceptions to copyright at international level

From November 21 to December 2, 2011, a delegation of CEIPI participated in work of the twenty-third session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, made a statement welcoming the progress made by the SCCR on the issue of limitations and exceptions. He endorsed further work towards establishment of an appropriate international framework on limitations and exceptions for the benefit of visually impaired persons with print disabilities as well as for libraries and archives. While acknowledging the achievements made, he stressed that for the purpose of attaining the desired balance between all interests involved, a flexible international framework on limitations and exceptions should be established.
You can download below the full text of the statement.

Enforcement of intellectual property rights - Observations of the CEIPI on the evaluation report of the European Commission of December 22, 2010

The CEIPI has submitted observations on the evaluation report of the European Commission of December 22, 2010 concerning the application of the directive of April 29, 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights in member states.
The report was written by Christophe Geiger, Associate Professor, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the CEIPI, Jacques Raynard, Professor at the University of Montpellier I and at the CEIPI and Caroline Rodà, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and member of the Research Department of the CEIPI.
The english version of this document is available below.

CEIPI Answer to the Survey of the WIPO on the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

Through its research team, the CEIPI reacted to the survey of the World Intellectual Property Organization on the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration. This text has been transmitted to the WIPO on February, 08, 2010. It contains a list of recommandations to the attention of the international legislator.

Report: The Future of Copyright in Europe

At the request of the Council of Europe, M. Christophe Geiger, General Director of CEIPI has written in July 2009 a study concerning the Future of Copyright in Europe.. A revised and updated version of this document (from October, 2009) is available in full text below.

CEIPI Study for the European Parliament

At the request of the European Parliament, CEIPI has done a synthetic study recalling the role of the Parliament in developing intellectual property community legislation.
This note, written in May 2009 by Christophe Geiger, Associate Professor and General Director of CEIPI and Emmanuel Py, Phd in Law and researcher at CEIPI, will be handed to the European Deputies of the new legislature and is meant to clarify the upcoming work of the European Parliament regarding the improvement of community asset. You may download below this study (only in French language).

Answer to the Proposed Directive for a Copyright Term Extension

CEIPI and other important European Academics published a common position concerning the Proposed Directive for a Copyright Term Extension. This text has been transmitted to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the French Ministry of Culture on 21.12.2008

Comment of the CEIPI on the European Commissions Green Paper

Through its research team, the CEIPI reacted to the "Green Paper on Copyright in the Knowledge Economy". This text has been transmitted to the European Commission on 30.11.2008. It contains a list of recommendations to the attention of the community legislator. (Propriétés intellectuelles 2009, n° 32, p. 231 ; International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 2009, p. 412.

The impact of piracy and counterfeiting in Europe : Final report

At the request of the Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security of the European Commission, the CEIPI carried out an extensive impact assessment that accompanies a proposal for a framework decision on combating counterfeiting and piracy.

The purpose of this paper, written in June 2004 by the research team of the CEIPI and, more specifically by Yves Reboul, professor at the Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg and General Director of the CEIPI, and by Emmanuel Py and Stéphane Thomas, lecturers at the CEIPI, is to provide the necessary elements for the assessment report. This report will enable the realization of the impact study addressing all phenomena consisting in the infringement of an intellectual property right.

To download the complete text of the study, please ses below.