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AIM position paper on the legislative proposal on geoblocking
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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...

Circular Economy - AIM position
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Circular Economy - AIM position

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Brands support the circular economy. It makes both environmental and economic sense to manage resources carefully and, where feasible, to re-inject recovered materials into the economy. AIM member companies are integrating circular thinking into their business strategies through responsible raw material sourcing, efficient production processes and product...

Joint Statement European Plenary Vote on Trade Mark Package, 25 February
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Joint Statement European Plenary Vote on Trade Mark Package, 25 February

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On 25 February 2014, the European Parliament will vote in plenary session on the Trade Mark Package. The signatories of this statement call on the European Parliament to accept joint amendments 55 and 56 (Directive) and 115 and 116 (Regulation) tabled by the EPP and S&D groups concerning the absolute necessity for European customs to be able to control...

Trade Mark package: Joint Paper from BUSINESSEUROPE, AIM, ECTA, ICC-BASCAP, INTA and MARQUES
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Trade Mark package: Joint Paper from BUSINESSEUROPE, AIM, ECTA, ICC-BASCAP, INTA and MARQUES

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February 2014: The associations above represent the majority of users, from SMEs to multinationals, of the European trade mark systems. As demonstrated by the Observatory’s recent study on the contribution of IPRs to the EU economy, growth and jobs, trade mark-intensive industries play a major role in producing jobs and value in the EU economy: they...

Comments on transit controls of goods suspected of infringing IPR
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Comments on transit controls of goods suspected of infringing IPR

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AIM has noted some current misunderstandings about how, and why, Europe’s customs officers control goods in transit that they suspect of infringing intellectual property rights. We hope that this paper will help to explain the absolute necessity for our customs officers to be able to exercise such controls and why they must be included in the Trade Mark...

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