Trade, growth and intellectual property
A new strategy for protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights beyond the EU
Europe is a centre of innovation and creativity. 90% of EU exports come from IP-intensive industries. That is why we need to ensure that countries outside the EU provide adequate protection for innovative products so creators are properly rewarded and consumers protected against fakes. At the same time, IP can be good for development. It can boost exports of new products, encourage innovation and raise tax revenues.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Trade (European Commission) Themes: Patents – Protection of intellectual property, Relations with non-member countries
- Subject: copyright, EU relations, industrial property, intellectual property, patent, product design, trademark