The Malta Independent 4 August 2020, Tuesday

Protecting intellectual property allows for more creativity – MEP Comodini Cachia

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 13:23 Last update: about 6 years ago

Innovation and creativity allows for economic growth and job opportunities – and these need to be better protected encouraging further development. Easy access should not hinder creation, MEP Therese Comodini Cachia stressed, during a European parliamentary debate about intellectual property.

The debate monitored the work of the Legal Affairs Committee, of which Comodini Cachia is a member.

​​​A few weeks ago, the European People’s Party (EPP) issued a report on legislation on intellectual property rights, and the MEP has been tasked as a reporter on the case.

In 2012, the European Union launched an agency to work on the enforcement against violations of intellectual property rights, and in 2014, the European Commission appointed a group of expert to work on the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

The MEP stressed that cooperation between the commission, European Parliament and the agency will lead for better knowledge sharing to improve competition in the market, and to create more quality jobs across member states.

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