Herbert Smith Freehills’ European IP team have had a feature article on the EU’s IP Action Plan published in the April edition of PLC Magazine – see EU Action Plan on IP – the challenge ahead here.

The article looks at the current challenges for the EU in relation to IP, its key focus areas and plans for future regulation and legislation, including:

• The Unified Patent Court (UPC)
• Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)
• Compulsory licensing
• Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)
• AI and emerging technologies
• Counterfeiting
• Designs
• Geographical Indications
• Data
• The Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

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