Business Models Infringing Intellectual Property

The CEIPI and the BETA jointly implement research and pedagogical project for law enforcement and judiciary on Business Models Infringing Intellectual Property for the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), IBM phase 5, OTH/1168/21, in the framework of the call AMI/009/20, 2021-2022.

This project aims to develop analytical tools, study and pedagogical materials for law enforcement and judiciary training with the objective of facilitating understanding of business models infringing intellectual property. The work is carried out in coordination with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) based on the materials of investigations and confirmed cases of counterfeiting and copyright piracy.

The joint CEIPI-BETA core study team, composed of Oleksandr Bulayenko (CEIPI), Remy Guichardaz (BETA), Emilie Ruiz (BETA) and Julie Dagher (CEIPI), works with a broader CEIPI-BETA project team and relies on its specialised knowledge and scientific review, including Yann Basire (CEIPI), Julien Pénin (BETA), Franck Macrez (CEIPI), Eric Shenk (BETA), Jean-Marc Deltorn (CEIPI), Laurent Bach (BETA) et Ionela Asandulesei (CEIPI).

Some key project events:

11-13 October 2021, Strasbourg, France: CEIPI-BETA/EUIPO Workshop, in cooperation with the UNICRI

The joint workshop, bringing together many experts on IP enforcement from public and private sectors, was devoted to the presentations of past and ongoing studies on business models infringing IP as well as discussions on specific cases and investigation techniques.

13-15 December 2021, Alicante, Spain: EIPPN Meeting and Workshop

European Intellectual Property Prosecutors’ Network (EIPPN) meeting at the EUIPO in Alicante was used to discuss with prosecutors the ongoing research, seek their feedback on past research results, and better understand their needs.

26-27 January 2022, Saint-Hippolyte, France: CEIPI-BETA Workshop

The workshop was devoted to the methodology testing and the validation of its analytical capacities to describe main elements of business models infringing IP, establish links between these elements and obtain useful insights when limited information is available.

[Last update : 20 February 2022]