Public consultation on due diligence and supply chain integrity for Intellectual Property protection

The European Commission (DG GROW/Joint Research Centre) has launched a public consultation on the mechanisms developed by companies to secure their supply chains and thereby protect their IP. This initiative is part of the Follow the Money strategy, which was announced in the European Single Market Strategy (adopted on 28 October 2015) in view of preventing IP infringing products and services from penetrating the on- and off-line markets.

The results of the consultation will allow for the mapping and the promotion of best practices as well as the elaboration of EU supply chain integrity scheme(s) composed inter alia of a "due diligence toolbox" for the attention of IP intensive companies.

Link to the Consultation - Deadline to answer to be announced

Topics: institutions SMEs Patent