Resolución del Consejo sobre derechos de propiedad intelectual (1.3.2010)

A través de un tweet y después del blog de Héctor Montenegro hemos sabido que ha aparecido una resolución de máximo interés para la Unión Europea y el tema de los derechos de propiedad intelectual: Council Resolution of 1 March 2010 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the internal market.  En estas conclusiones se expresa la importancia de la protección de los derechos de propiedad intelectual para asegurar un buen funcionamiento del mercado interior y de establecer un Observatorio de seguimento del tema de la propiedad intelectual.

"15. CONSIDERING the ongoing international activities aimed at supporting the fight against counterfeiting and piracy, including in particular the negotiation on the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement;2
16. EMPHASISING the importance of protecting intellectual property rights, which are fundamental to promoting culture and diversity, and for drawing full benefit from the research, innovation and creative activity of European undertakings, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, in order to support growth and jobs in the European Union and make Europe more competitive in the world;

17. STRESSING that the European Union has been called upon, in this respect, to continue its efforts to make the system for protecting intellectual property rights more efficient in order to more effectively combat infringements of intellectual property rights;

18. REITERATING its ambition to establish a consistent, high level of enforcement across the internal market, avoiding the creation of barriers to legitimate trade, and providing legal certainty while safeguarding consumers' and users' interests;
19. EMPHASISING that in the field of copyright and related rights, piracy in cultural and creative goods in a rapidly developing digital environment is damaging the legal marketing of the media, hampering the arrival of competitive business models of legal supply of cultural and creative content, calling into question the adequate remuneration of right holders and holding back the dynamism of the European cultural industry that provides access to legal, diverse and highquality cultural supply;

24. INVITES the Commission to elaborate further on the scope of competences, tasks and role of the Observatory, supporting its activity through existing institutional structures. The Observatory will act through the plenary or through working groups on an ad hoc basis and will make full use of available national expertise, such as in particular the national correspondents designated by Member States pursuant to Article 19 of Directive 2004/48/EC;

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