IP Theft - Pharma Anti-Counterfeiting - 21st Aug 2017

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Do EU policymakers really value intellectual property?

In spite of the mounting and substantiated evidence on the dangers of IP infringements and the pressing need to counter this problem, the Council of the EU believes that it is not that much of a serious crime. It seems that the Council favoured an approach that focuses on ‘more serious crimes’, such as drug trafficking, terrorism, and cybercrime, rendering counterfeiting as a milder issue. However, financial losses incurred by European businesses and dangerous substances circulating freely in the Internal Market are a priority that must be addressed
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