You are invited to join a virtual event seeking to discuss the economic and societal value of intellectual property rights (IPRs) for Europe.
How do IPRs in EU FTAs support EU strategic resilience and global competitiveness in a post-COVID world? What are the concrete benefits of robust IPRs for EU member states? How important is IP for innovation, in particular for the green and digital societal transformations? Why should IPRs be given a more prominent role in EU policy-making, especially when it comes to EU FTAs? These are some of the questions that our guest speakers will address during the panel discussion.
Following the presentation of an upcoming report, the speakers will explore how stronger IPR provisions in EU Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) contribute to EU and EU Member State economic and societal ambitions.
Christophe Kiener, Acting Director for Asia (I), Services & Digital Trade, Investment & Intellectual Property, DG TRADE
Fredrik Erixon, Director, ECIPE
Nathalie Moll, Director General, EFPIA
Luisa Santos, Deputy Director-General, BusinessEurope
Nikos Lavranos, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The event will be moderated by Jacki Davis.