The official agreed minutes from the sixth annual EU-Korea Intellectual Property (IP) Dialogue was released on July 6. As provided for in the EU-Korea FTA, this year’s IP Dialogue took place on May 29 where the European Commission and Korean officials met to discuss on the recent IP legislative and policy developments from each party. The ECCK, its Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Committee in particular, has been in close contact with the European Commission in describing the IP environment in Korea and consistently raises issues pertinent to European businesses. It is in that regard that the ECCK is pleased to note that a number of topics we raised have been thoroughly discussed between both parties during the IP Dialogue. This includes in particular: Studies on the benefits of IP, which ECCK has proposed for a number of years (e.g. page 31 of our 2017 White Paper); Counterfeit and Piracy Watch-List, for which ECCK has submitted input on both offline and online market places; Crack-down measures against counterfeits, a topic the ECCK consistently discusses with Korean enforcement officials and in which regard we offer capacity building seminars (page 32 of our 2017 White Paper sets out our concerns); Checking goods in transit, which the ECCK has brought to the attention of Korean Customs officials (and was mentioned on page 33 of our 2017 White Paper); Calculation of the SPC/PTE term, which has been discussed among industry, brought to the attention of officials and further addressed during the Market Access Working Group Meeting; Standard Essential Patents, for which ECCK has initiated discussion through various seminars and events; Remedies in IP infringement cases, which has been raised for some time, including to members of the judiciary (further detailed on page 34 of our 2017 White Paper). To see the official minutes from the meeting, please CLICK HERE. As the European advocacy organization in Korea, the ECCK will continue its efforts to effectively represent our members’ interests and to cultivate an optimal business environment. The ECCK currently runs 15 industry-specific committees and 5 cross-industry committees (Click here to learn more about our committees).