Industrial Property Office

Comprehensive IP package of measures to further improve the application and enforcement of IPR, and to step up the fight against counterfeiting and piracy


On 29 November 2017 the Commission adopted a comprehensive package of measures to further improve the application and enforcement of IPR, and to step up the fight against counterfeiting and piracy. With this package the Commission addressed issues related to judicial enforcement, and looked more broadly at the potential and added value of industry-led initiatives, the roles of public authorities and how to fight IP infringements within the EU, at our borders and internationally.

The Package consist of:

  • Communication, 'A balanced IP enforcement system responding to today's societal challenges',
  • Communication providing guidance and clarifying certain provisions of the IPR enforcement Directive to ensure a more homogenous interpretation in Europe,
  • An evaluation report and study on the Directive on the enforcement of IPR,
  • Communication, 'Setting out the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents',
  • Overview report on the functioning of the Memorandum of Understanding on the sale of counterfeit goods via the internet.

More information

Presentation on IP package (pdf, 562 kB)