Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Countries in Transition
The development of the Tool reflects discussion between the public and private sector on the enforcement of IP rights in countries in transition, during a series of WIPO inter-regional meetings.
This Tool on the enforcement of Intellectual property rights in countries in transition identifies the most suitable enforcement structures. The tool kit, the evaluation and suggestions, concentrate on public enforcement, in particular the customs enforcement and market surveillance measures. Additionally it also compiles references to relevant national, regional and multilateral IP enforcement-related provisions, reproduces a proposal submitted by right holders concerning recycling of counterfeit goods and recommendations by the private sector submitted through SNB-REACT and also includes directions to a United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Recommendation, addressing the use of market surveillance to protect consumers against counterfeit goods.
This analysis may offer advice for those countries which are still faced with certain problems that have been duly solved elsewhere.