The European Commission's conference "ContraFake 2009" will be held on April 2th 2009 in Brussels. This annual high Level Conference on Counterfeiting and Piracy will again consider the growing problem of counterfeiting and piracy, but will be focused more on planned efforts to combat the problem, in particular the European Counterfeiting and Piracy Observatory. For more information regarding the conference see the European Commissions website on this subject.
Counterfeiting and anti-piracy measures
The European Commission, other EU institutions and EU Member States are fighting counterfeit on various fronts. The latest successful initiatives in this respect are the EU-coordinated action "MEDI-FAKE", and an EU-US joint customs operation called "INFRASTRUCTURE". At a more strategic level an Action Plan (COM(2001)254 final) was proposed by the Commission in 2005 to combat the constantly evolving phenomenon of counterfeiting more effectively.