TACD Annual Forum 2018: Consumer Protection in a Connected World

The 18th TACD Annual Forum ‘Consumer Protection in a Connected World” took place on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 in Brussels. The Forum brought together over 100 participants from all stakeholder communities. The focus of this year’s event was to examine, through panel discussions, the impact that technology has on consumers in our ever-connected world. It …

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How Google is eroding consumers’ freedom to choose

By Agustin Reyna Agustín Reyna is the Chief Competition Advisor for The European Consumer Organisation, BEUC, representing 43 independent national consumer associations from 31 European countries. Within BEUC, Agustín coordinates the organisation’s work on competition law enforcement and policy. He is responsible for providing the consumer viewpoint to the European Commission’s competition directorate on cases …

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Intellectual property: overview

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TACD’s work on intellectual property (IP) focuses on promoting a more balanced IP system in which the needs and rights of consumers are given equal consideration to those of rights holders. TACD promotes an IP system that effectively promotes innovation while maintaining access for users. Read TACD’s Policy Recommendations on Intellectual Property Read TACD’s Briefing …

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Intellectual property: policy statements

2016 Proposed Intellectual Property Chapter in TTIP (pdf) 2014 Access to Medicines (pdf) 2013 IPR in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (pdf) 2011 Innovation and Access to Medical Technologies (pdf) Copyright and Competition (pdf) Unlocking Access to Orphan Works (pdf) Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (pdf) 2009 Copyright Terms (pdf) IP Enforcement (pdf) IP Aspects of Pandemics …

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Intellectual property: letters

2008 Letter To S. Schwab and P Mandelson on Compulsory Licensing (pdf) 2005 Letter to WHO proposing Medical R&D Treaty (pdf) 2003 Letter to Rita Haye on WIPO Work Program (pdf) Letter to M Keplinger, J Reinbothe on Protecting rights of Broadcasting organisations (pdf) 2002 Letter to P Lamy, R Zoellick on Export of Medicines …

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