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Brand manufacturers urge the European Commission to tackle digital counterfeit issues

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In an open letter, a coalition of more than 70 brand manufacturers urged the European Commission to tackle digital counterfeit issues. Counterfeit and pirated products amounted to up to 5% of imports in 2013 in the European Union, i.e. €116 billion.

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SCI – Year 3 – keeping momentum and bringing change

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The Supply Chain Initiative (SCI) presented its third annual report at an event in the European Parliament sponsored by MEPs Dita Charanzová and Ivan Štefanec, on 24 January 2017. The SCI is becoming stronger and more independent. It will soon have an independent chair, who will ensure that rules and procedures are respected; act as a recipient for...

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Celebrate Christmas with genuine presents

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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.

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AIM position paper on the legislative proposal on geoblocking

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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...

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Competition inquiry in e-commerce: brands welcome a fact-based report

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Today The European Commission published the interim report of its competition inquiry in the e-commerce sector. It aimed to gather data on the functioning of e-commerce markets to identify potentially unjustified restrictions of competition.

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