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Position paper - Roadmap on the Intellectual Property Action Plan

14 Aug 2020
Intellectual Property

As the European Union (EU) faces unprecedented geopolitical, economic and health challenges, it has become increasingly necessary to identify key pillars that will support not only the economic recovery, but that also pave the way towards EU leadership on the global stage. We believe that intellectual property (IP) is one of these key pillars. A robust IP system based on strong IP rights (IPR) and appropriate enforcement drives European research, manufacturing, employment and innovation, and attracts capital to innovative and creative enterprises. In addition, IP-intensive industries create high-value, long-term jobs.

In order to further strengthen European IP protection, the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) wishes to make the following recommendations:

1. Complete the Unitary Patents System;
2. Strengthen the enforcement of IPR;
3. Adapt the EU framework to an increasingly digital ecosystem; and
4. Modernise the EU design legislation.

Our full submission can be found within the included document. AmCham EU looks forward to continuing the dialogue with EU policymakers on the above elements of the IP Action Plan.