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How can stronger IP in EU Free Trade Agreements boost productivity and economic growth in Europe?

11 January 2022 @ 10:30 am 11:45 am CET

You are invited to join a virtual event seeking to discuss the economic and societal value of intellectual property rights (IPRs) for Europe.

How do IPRs in EU Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) support EU strategic resilience and global competitiveness in a post-COVID world? What are the concrete benefits of robust IPRs for EU member states? How important is IP for innovation, in particular for the green and digital societal transformations? Why should IPRs be given a more prominent role in EU policy making, especially when it comes to EU FTAs? These are some of the questions that our guest speakers will address during the panel discussion.

Following the presentation of a recent ECIPE report, the speakers will explore how stronger IPR provisions in EU FTAs contribute to EU and EU Member State economic and societal ambitions.


  • Fredrik Erixon, Director, ECIPE
  • Maria Martin-Prat, Deputy Director – General, DG TRADE
  • Nathalie Moll, Director General, EFPIA
  • Luisa Santos, Deputy Director General, BusinessEurope

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact ECIPE at events@ecipe.org

We look forward to virtually meeting you on 11 January!