Privacy, counterfeiting - what's the difference? Intellectual Property has recently been in the news with the Jeff Dieschburg case. Here we discuss IP from the 15-24 year old perspective. We also talk music with Fete de la Musique and more!

In this week's show I talk to Julio Laporta, Head of Communications at EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) about the 3rd edition of the "Intellectual Property and Youth Scoreboard".

I also talk to Vanessa Cum - the new President of Fete de la Musique and Séverine Zimmer - the coordinator of the festival.

Finally, David John Pike, a professional singer, talks about his upcoming performance with the Choeur de Chambre de Luxembourg. 

Intellectual Property and Youth Scoreboard

The 3rd Edition of the "Intellectual Property and Youth Scoreboard" study from the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) has just been released and to talk us through what this means, I’m joined by Julio Laporta from Alicante in Spain.

A lawyer by profession, Julio Laporta is the Spokesperson and Head of Communications at EUIPO. Last year it ranked as the most innovative intellectual property office in the world. EUIPO manages the registration of the European Union trade mark (EUTM) and the registered Community design (RCD), which provide intellectual property protection to all EU Member States.

The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights was set up in 2009 to support the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and to help combat the growing threat of intellectual property infringement in Europe. And this outfit was transferred to the EUIPO in 2012.

Mr. Laporta talks through the results for Luxembourg and how we compare to the rest of Europe. He emphasises how important it is to respect what others have created.

"If you create you deserve protection."

Piracy and counterfeiting costs governments €19 billion. It also costs us, with an increased risk of cyber attacks.

EUIPO works with Interpol as the money from piracy and counterfeiting is linked to terrorism and human trafficking. One of the ten priorities of the EU is IP crime

On the Jeff Dieschburg case, Julio Laporta is not able to comment on specific cases, but said:

"Be careful from where you draw your inspiration. When you study for your tests you don't want to be copied...nobody should be. When you make the effort, the merit is for you."


Fête de la Musique

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Fête de la Musique is about to start! It runs from 16 - 21 June and is the biggest musical concert in the country with 300 concerts in 6 days, so there's certainly something for you to enjoy, for free!


Singers, professional and choral, suffered greatly due to covid. Now they're back! Carmina Burana will be performed next week at the Philharmonie with Choeur de Chambre de Luxembourg.
David John Pike will perform as a soloist.

Intellectual Property and the Youth Scoreboard; Fete de la Musique

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