|The European Commission: a bit|
faceless at times, but they do mean well ...
“This technical survey aims at gathering specific information ['specific information' being a new code-word for 'evidence-based', perhaps?] on the efficiency of proceedings and accessibility of measures used in the context of civil enforcement of intellectual property rights. These data will enable Commission to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the functionality of civil enforcement systems put in place in the Member States in order to improve the situation of all the actors active in the innovative sectors of European economy”.According to the Consultation Document
“In particular, this survey is seeking information from stakeholders that participated in civil proceedings concerning infringements of intellectual property rights, namely plaintiffs and defendants, as well as from other parties involved in such proceedings.”Contributions can be submitted through this webpage,
|The European patent package: skirmishes between|
Bifurcators and Unificators were all too frequent ...
Merpel says, hold on -- this shouldn't just be about infringement. What about actions for breach of contract where the contract in question is an IP licence? And what about pre-emptive measures that are intended to short-circuit infringement litigation, such as actions for invalidity of registered rights and declarations of non-infringement? Let's keep the sweep wide and be led by what businesses do in the real world, not by the way that administers choose to categorise legal actions.
A katpat to Magali Delhaye for providing this information.