Beginning Tuesday, 19 May 2015 08:30
End Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:00
Location Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Event fees British Chamber members: €55.00 (incl. VAT)
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As the European economy becomes increasingly knowledge-based, the importance of protecting intellectual property is being more widely recognised in policy and business circles. The enforcement of intellectual property rights both inside and outside Europe affects the EU’s growth and jobs. When the EU’s ideas, brands and products are pirated and counterfeited, EU jobs are impacted.

To discuss these issues and how they relate to the private sector, the EU Committee will host a breakfast with Mr Rupert Schlegelmilch, Director of Services and Investment, Intellectual Property and Public Procurement, DG TRADE. Mr Schlegelmilch’s department aims to empower businesses to use IP more effectively; supports EU companies in using the IP system to improve their competitiveness on a global level; and encourages trading partners to respect IPR, so that it contributes to their own economic development.


Director | European Commission

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