EU Report Highlights States of IP Protection in ‘Third Countries’

Written January 16, 2020

“A low level of protection for trade secrets and IP theft in a number of countries, notably in China and India” have caused “irreparable harm to European businesses” said the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, in its “Report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries” released on January 8, 2020.

“Forced technology transfer practices continue to be a systemic problem in China,” the Report continued.

Other findings from the Report include the conclusion that the “level of counterfeiting remains high in many of the EU’s trading partners,” and that copyright piracy “remains a major issue for European creative sectors” in countries such as Argentina, India, China, Russia, and others.

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