The Enforcement Database: an overview


The Enforcement Database is designed to provide a secure channel for businesses to exchange information with enforcement officials.

The Enforcement Database (EDB) is a key project for the EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights – a department within OHIM – and has grown considerably over the past year, adding new users and more data. The firms using the database are spread across 24 sectors, ranging from mobile phones to cosmetics. The EDB started out with just five pilot companies participating in the project; today, that number stands at around 100.

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