The European Commission published the second edition of its Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, with additional contributions from the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the European Anti-Fraud Office and Europol.
The Watch List has four focus areas: websites providing copyright-protected content, e-commerce platforms, online pharmacies and physical marketplaces.
Why it matters
The Commission updates the Watch List regularly. It will use the Watch List to continue the cooperation with EU’s trading partners in the framework of intellectual property rights dialogues and working groups as well as in the framework of the ongoing technical cooperation programmes in China, Southeast Asia and Latin America, according to a prepared statement.
The Commission also monitors measures and actions taken by these listed operators, service providers and marketplace owners to curb intellectual property infringements.