European Observatory

2021. október 6.

The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights develops tools and promotes best practice to enhance protection of this critical asset for companies and individuals.

The European Observatory hosted by EUIPO provides accurate, impartial and verifiable information to help safeguard Europe’s knowledge and competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Building upon our success in managing the European Union trade mark and registered Community design, the European Union Intellectual Property Office now also covers matters relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Following a proposal by the Commission, which was backed by the European Parliament and the Council, the Observatory was entrusted fully to the EUIPO on 5 June 2012.

The Observatory is a platform-based body that brings public and private sector experts together in a dynamic exchange network. The Observatory works as a think-tank that gathers, monitors and reports crucial information to assist policy makers and authorities engaged in protecting and enforcing IP rights.

The Observatory’s core activities are:

  • Raising public awareness.
  • Delivering specialised enforcement training.
  • Developing systems to gather, analyse, report and exchange key information on the scope and scale of and trends in counterfeiting and piracy in the European Union (EU).
  • Providing evidence-based data to enable EU policymakers to shape effective IP enforcement policies and to support innovation and creativity.

The Observatory is the gateway to several Pan-European portals, such as IP Enforcement Portal and agorateka, the European online content portal.

The IP Enforcement Portal is an EU platform for IPR enforcement matters. It serves as a secure communication tool between all related parties: rights holders (and/or their legal representatives), EU enforcement authorities, the EU Commission and its EU delegations around the world.

The agorateka portal allows you to

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International IP Enforcement Summit 2021

2021. október 5.

Following earlier editions in London (2014), Berlin (2017) and Paris (2019), the fourth International IP Enforcement Summit will bring together key European and international decision-makers, law enforcement authorities, multinational companies and other relevant players to discuss ways to improve protection and enforcement of IP rights in the EU and around the globe.

The Summit aims to bring strategic and practical guidance and share good practices on how the fight against counterfeiting and piracy should contribute to a healthier society, a more sustainable environment and a stronger economy.

The event will be held online due to the pandemic situation.

The programme:

Panel I. IP infringement online – Collaboration or regulation, what should come first?
A global perspective on how to engage right holders, intermediaries and enforcement authorities to collaborate against illegal activities including, in particular, IP infringement online.

Panel II. IP enforcement as a tool to protect sustainability investments
While businesses invest into environmental friendly processes and products, IPR infringers not only ride on this goodwill but also generate environmental damage due to counterfeit goods.

Panel III. New technology for IP enforcement online
What challenges do digital and technological transformation pose to IP protection and how can this be used to improve IP enforcement?

V2 Final IP Summit Summary

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Observatory Newsletter Apr-June 2021

2021. augusztus 4.

The Observatory produces a quarterly newsletter with information on its latest activities and enforcement tools, as well as news about its stakeholders from all around Europe.

International IP Enforcement Summit 2021

The 4th International IP Enforcement Summit was held online on 22 and 23 June. It gathered information from key actors on the ways to improve the protection and enforcement of IP rights, notably in the online environment and worldwide.

The summit highlighted strategic and practical guidance and shared good practices as well as showed how the fight against counterfeiting and piracy could contribute to a healthier society, a more sustainable environment and a stronger economy.

Exchanges focused on IP infringement online and how to facilitate cooperation with intermediaries, including the use of new technology in the fight against IP crime and the importance of collaboration and sharing of data.

Several sessions also concentrated on the misuse of online intermediary services and how this can be addressed.

The 3rd edition of a study to analyse trends in the global trade of fakes, carried out by the EUIPO in cooperation with the OECD, was also released.

If you want to read more about the summit or watch the different discussions you can do so from the summit’s web page.

IP in the Digital World and Awareness

The Out-Of-Commerce Works Portal goes live

‘Forgotten stories can once again become our shared history’
In order to help cultural heritage institutions fulfil their mission to benefit European culture, Directive (EU) 2019/790 introduces a legal framework to support cultural heritage institutions in the digitisation and cross-border dissemination of out-of-commerce works. Out-of-commerce works are works, such as books, films, or visual works that are still protected by copyright but are no longer or have never been commercially

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Privacy policy related to the use of the website of the National Board Against Counterfeiting

2021. április 29.

Introductory remarks

The National Board Against Counterfeiting (hereinafter ‘NBAC’) and the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (hereinafter ‘HIPO’) pay particular attention to proceeding in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union[1] (hereinafter ‘GDPR’), with the Hungarian Data Protection Act[2] (hereinafter ‘Act CXII of 2011’), with other laws, with the guidelines of the European Data Protection Board[3] and the still applicable guidelines of the Article 29 Working Party[4], as well as with the established data protection practice of the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information[5] (hereinafter ‘the Authority’).

The Secretariat of NBAC operated by HIPO hereby informs the visitors of the NBAC website ( on the personal data it processes in connection with the website, on its practice in the processing of personal data, as well as on the modalities and possibilities for data subjects to exercise their rights.

The NBAC Secretariat reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy unilaterally and at any time. Should there be a change to the policy, data subjects will be informed thereof in the news and a notice published on this website.

  1. The controllers and their contact details

The controller of personal data is the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office and the National Board Against Counterfeiting, as independent or joint controllers:


Hungarian Intellectual Property Office

National Board Against Counterfeiting (can be contacted via its Secretariat at)

Headquarters: 1081 Budapest, II. János Pál pápa tér 7. 1081 Budapest, II. János Pál pápa tér 7.
Central phone number: +36-1/312-4400 +36-1/312-4400
Address: 1438 Budapest, pf. 415. 1438 Budapest, pf. 415.
Central email address:


  1. The data
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World of opportunity for SMEs

2021. április 26.

The EUIPO’s Executive Director, Christian Archambeau reports back on an important month for Intellectual Property rights.

April 26 is world IP day. The occasion was marked by a thought-provoking event co-organised by the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

In his recorded address, Mr Archambeau highlighted the increasing importance that companies place on protecting their IP rights, but cautioned of the need to ensure SMEs are not left behind. He outlined the tools and actions the EUIPO has put in place to address this important challenge, to support SMEs in protecting their IP rights in a challenging business environment.

This month also marks the 25th anniversary of the first registration of an EU trade mark. Demand for registrations has continued to grow despite the COVID pandemic, with 25% more EU trade mark applications received compared with the same period in 2020.

Learn more about the how the EUIPO and the national IP Offices of Member States are celebrating World IP Day on this Twitter thread.

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SAJTÓKÖZLEMÉNY - 2019. szeptember 24. EUIPO: közel félmilliárd hamisított árut foglaltak le az uniós hatóságok 2013-2017 között

2019. szeptember 27.

• a becsült kár csaknem 12 milliárd eurót tesz ki Leginkább ruházati kiegészítőkből, játékokból, rögzített CD-k/DVD-kből és cigarettákból áll az Európai Unió határain lefoglalt árucikkek többsége, ugyanakkor a termékek összértékének mintegy 70-85%-át a nemzeti piacokon belüli lefoglalások teszik ki, derül ki az Európai Unió Szellemi Tulajdoni Hivatalának (EUIPO) legfrissebb jelentéséből.

ESEMÉNY A Strand Fesztiválon is népszerű volt HENT Butcher’s bar program sátora a fesztiválozók körében

2019. augusztus 25.

Lezárult a nyári fesztivál szezon a HENT számára a Strand Fesztiválra való kitelepüléssel. Zamárdiban is a fogyasztói tudatosság növelése, a hamis termékek és azok káros hatásainak bemutatása volt a cél, amit reményeink szerint sikeresen teljesítettünk.

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