Overcoming Transatlantic differences on intellectual property

10-07-2014

Recent studies demonstrate the important contribution of intellectual property rights (IPR) to the American and EU economies. The differences between the respective IPR systems are comparatively small, yet seen as hard to overcome. The negotiation of the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) may present the opportunity for a step change in EU-US relations in respect of IPR.

Recent studies demonstrate the important contribution of intellectual property rights (IPR) to the American and EU economies. The differences between the respective IPR systems are comparatively small, yet seen as hard to overcome. The negotiation of the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) may present the opportunity for a step change in EU-US relations in respect of IPR.