The Hellenic Copyright Organization, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs, organizes a PanHellenic Contest with the title "Copyright" in order to celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day (IP DAY), 26th April 2015.


The EU Observatory announced that the Orphan Works database is available online. The database can be accessed here.

The Orphan Works database provides public access to information about orphan works that are contained in the collections of publicly accessible libraries, educational establishments and museums, as well as archives, film or audio heritage institutions and public-service broadcasting organisations established in the Member States.


The European Union signed today in Geneva the Marrakesh Treaty. The Treaty will facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled. It had been negotiated in the framework of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Negotiations concluded on 28 June 2013 in Marrakesh. Since then fifty-one states have signed the Treaty, including four EU Member States.


Each year, on the 26th of April the Intellectual Property day is celebrated with regard to promoting the dialogue about the role of intellectual property in the development of innovation and creativity.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Hellenic Copyright Organization in light of the Hellenic Presidency of the EU are organizing an international conference with the title "Copyright and the Digital Agenda for Europe: Current Regulations and Challenges for the Future"


The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) is a non - profit non - governmental organisation which represents, in over a hundred countries, collecting societies managi ng copyright relating to, inter alia, musical works.


On 10 December 2012, the Council adopted a Resolution endorsing the EU Customs Action Plan to combat intellectual property rights infringements for the period 2013-2017. The Action Plan aims to increase customs cooperation at the EU’s external borders to combat infringements, and lays down as strategic objectives the effective implementation and monitoring of EU legislation on customs enforcement of IPR; tackling trade of IPR infringing goods throughout the entire supply chain; tackling major IPR infringement trends; and strengthening cooperation with the European Observatory on infringements of IPR and law enforcement authorities.