EU Commission counterfeiting and piracy watch list

EU Commission publishes first ‘counterfeiting and piracy watch list’. The watch list is the result of an almost year-long consultation process. It provides information about marketplaces and service providers outside of the EU that were reported due to their involvement in piracy or selling counterfeit goods. The list consists of four parts: online marketplaces offering content protected by copyright and service providers enabling access to such content; e-commerce platforms; online pharmacies; and physical marketplaces. The watch list aims to serve all interested stakeholders, but especially the commission in its work within intellectual property rights (IPR) dialogues and working groups.