This evaluation concerns the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 386/2012 on entrusting the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (former OHIM) with tasks related to the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs), including assembling public- and private-sector representatives as a European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights. The evaluation analyses the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, utility, complementarity and EU added value of this intervention for the period 2012-2016. The study design is based on desk research, including documentation relevant to the creation of and activities carried out by the Observatory, and interviews with Observatory stakeholders. Results indicate a broad consensus on the activities of the Observatory and its general usefulness in the fight against counterfeiting and copyright infringements and IPR enforcement in general. Interviewees suggested only a few minor changes for improvement.
Recomendaciones de política para la integración de Tecnologías Ecológicamente Racionales en los Sistemas Nacionales de Innovación
This publication is a contribution for Latin American countries to advance, individually and as a region, in the definition of challenges and policy strategies that -from the perspective of scientific and technological development, innovation and technology transfer- allow them to make national innovation systems (NIS) an effective tool to face climate change and, beyond, advance…View report
Potential of the fourth industrial revolution in Africa
This study is an initiative of the ICT Operations division of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Financial support was provided by the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Fund. The report was prepared by the joint venture composed of the consulting firms Technopolis Group, Research ICT Africa and Tambourine Innovation Ventures under overall coordination of Thierno Mountaga Diarra,…View report