With the festive season approaching, millions of shoppers across the EU are buying Christmas presents for family and friends. AIM welcomes the initiatives of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and Europol to raise awareness on the negative impact of counterfeits, be it on consumers or the economy.
AIM supports the premise that unjustified geo-blocking is not acceptable. We welcome the balanced approach followed by the European Commission. On the one hand, the impact assessment clarified why the most extreme options considered, such as an obligation to deliver or a black list of unjustified practices would not be appropriate. On the other hand, the...