Network of government authoritiesSerious product and trademark piracy is an increasing problem that affects many areas of society. Many government authorities are therefore involved in dealing with the problem in various ways. Several of these have now come together to form a network in order to improve the fight against product piracy.
Attacks on intellectual property rights such as trademark and product piracy is a problem that affects society in a very negative way. Moreover, these fake products can be a threat to the health and safety of citizens. Brand name piracy is also clearly linked to organised crime.
Several public authorities have now come together to form a network that can help to fight serious and organised attacks on intellectual property rights in Norway.
This government authority network aims to:
- Help to increase awareness, expertise and involvement in this area and also increase intervention levels to further help the fight against piracy.
- Share expertise and information so that experience, knowledge and resources are exploited more effectively, on a cross-authority basis, and also across professional areas.
- Help to highlight the value of intellectual property rights and the damaging effects of pirating on private individuals and society as a whole, and also be proactive in preventative and campaigning work.
- Improve contact and information sharing, and co-operation between government authorities, the business community and relevant organisations about attacks on intellectual property rights, including combatting brand name and product and trademark piracy.
The network was established in January 2015.
The network meets twice a year and its work is based on the following agreed mission statement:
Mandat for norske myndigheters samarbeidsnettverk mot inngrep i immaterialrettigheter (PDF) - in Norwegian.