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Sectors: Information, Justice - Security, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Local and Regional authorities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Support the work of the EU intellectual property prosecutors through practical and operational discusson among prosecutors in different EU regions
Main beneficiaries: EU Member States ́ public prosecutor authorities

Responsible: EUIPO

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Funds for: Support the work of the EU intellectual property prosecutors through practical and operational discusson among prosecutors in different EU regions
Main beneficiaries: EU Member States ́ public prosecutor authorities

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Objectives
* Support the work of the EU intellectual property prosecutors through practical and operational discusson among prosecutors in different EU regions

Priorities
* Develop EU MS capacities to share good practices, build stronger networking amongst EU MS prosecutors and facilitate practical and more specific discussions with regional peers, assuring a stronger EU and international judicial cooperation;
* Disseminate, promote and discuss the results of the 3-5 yearly UNICRI developed A-Z case studies that analyses successful prosecutions in key criminal IP cases;
* Support practical use of EUIPO research into criminal business models, modus operandi and other relevant fields
* Promote the involvement of EUROJUST and use of the instrument ‘Join Investigative Teams’ (JITs) in key cross border IP criminal investigations;
* Improving information exchange between Member States’ authorities and fostering cooperation with the relevant industrial property offices, customs authorities, police units and other IP enforcement relevant agencies, as well as private sector representatives

Among financed actions
* Regional conferences, seminars or workshops;
* Training activities within a regional perspective;
* Cross-border actions resulting in a comprehensive regional coverage, thus the participation shall include at least 4 EU Member States and/or neighbouring countries and the involvement of EUIPO, EUROJUST and UNICRI

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the project: up to 12 months

* Eligibility
– Be EU Member States ́ public prosecutor authorities (national, regional, local);
– Application may be submitted by one applicant or by a consortium of public entities, whether established specifically or not for the action, provided that:
> It is formed of several public entities complying with the eligibility, non-exclusion and selection criteria set out in this call for proposals, and implementing together the proposed action;
> The application identifies the said entities

* Only activities including cross-border actions will be eligible