Internationalism begins at home, but is this true also of intellectual property rights policy?
Is Europe’s policy on intellectual property rights getting the priorities right – both in domestic IPR policy and in the way Europe is working to defend intellectual property abroad? While economic research clearly suggests that some IPRs are more important than others to stimulate investment and growth, domestic regulations and the role of IPRs in trade policy are not designed accordingly. IPRs are subject to increasing controversy, but the important priority for Europe is to put greater emphasis on the IPRs that drive investment and growth.
Fredrik Erixon, Director at ECIPE
Christofer Fjellner, Member of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee
Sandwich lunch will be served