The Court of Justice of the European Union on 26 April 2022, by its decision, rejected the appeal filed by Poland for the annulment of Article 17 of Directive 2019/790 on intellectual property rights and relatives in the digital single market (CDSM).


The topic for this year’s Intellectual Property Day (IP Day) by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is “IP and Youth: Innovating for a better future”.


On Thursday 14 April 2022, the HCO participated in a seminar for the kindergarten teachers of the Municipality of Fthiotida. The seminar took place at the Livanates Kindergarten and was organized after an invitation of the Head of the Livanates Kindergarten Ms. M. Tsiahri.


On 07.04 and 08.04.2022 the HCO participated in an online seminar for offering assistance to the Government of Montenegro in aligning their copyright legislation with the EU acquis. During the seminar the HCO the Director and lawyers analysed the Greece’s experience in integrating EU Directives 2019/789 and 2019/790.


The online public vote to select the winners of the World IP Day Video Competition is now open. You have until April 22 to cast your vote.


The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights (the Observatory), in collaboration with Europeana, is organizing the Out-of-commerce Works Portal Datathon event.


On Friday 18th March 2022, the HCO visited the 1st High School of Voula in response to the invitation of the school teacher Mrs. I. Gardiki.


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Online copyright infringement in the European Union
Music, Films and TV (2017-2020), Trends and Drivers

According to an EUIPO study published in 2021, online piracy slows down but Europeans still access pirate content 6 times a month on average.


On Thursday, March 3rd 2022, the HCO organized an educational webinar for the students of the 1st and 7th High Schools of Katerini.