Intellectual Property Action Plan Feedback period is open
As part of the European Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission published the Intellectual Property Action Plan, which seeks to improve intellectual property management across the EU to boost European economy, especially in these trying times of a global pandemic, caused by the COVID-19 virus. Period for feedback on the Plan is open until 14 August 2020.
In today’s world, it is clear that the economy heavily relies on innovations and technological developments. With that in mind, the European Commission aims to encourage technological development and achieve the recovery of European economy through uniform intellectual property policy management.
The Intellectual Property Action Plan addresses the issues, which are still present across the EU, despite EU already having a strong IP system:
– parts of the EU’s IP system still remain too fragmented;
– small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are still not relying on IP protection enough;
– tools to share out IP are insufficiently developed;
– there is still an unacceptably high level of counterfeiting and piracy;
– there is a lack of global fair play, because non-EU countries either do not sufficiently protect IP or apply divergent standards.
You can access all the details of the Action plan here.
The 4th Open Knowledge Day took place on Tuesday 17 October 2023, with an accompanying workshop on 18 October 2023. This year it was organised by the Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute (ODIPI) and supported by Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21).
We invite you to the fourth Open Knowledge Day and the workshop, which will take place this year within the framework of the programme and with the support of Knowledge Rights 21. The event will bring together experts from different European countries to discuss two topics: the first part will deal with the legal basis for data analytics, which is a key part of machine learning and related artificial intelligence, and the general exception for research. In the second part, open science in theory and practice will be presented both in Slovenia and in some Western Balkan countries. Representatives of research and educational institutions from Slovenia and the Western Balkan countries, as well as interested members of the public, are invited to attend.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, a renowned expert in copyright law, has joined the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she will serve as an affiliate researcher for the next two years.
On Friday, October 6, 2023, the online seminar “Practical Experiences in Resolving Copyrights of Modern Book Works” took place. The seminar addressed relevant questions concerning user access to literary works in digital form.