The Commission facilitates stakeholder dialogues that promote collaborative approaches and voluntary, practical solutions to problems in intellectual property rights enforcement in evolving technological and commercial environments. One such approach is the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
In May 2011, following a series of meetings, an MoU was concluded under the auspices of the Commission. It brought together major internet platforms and right holders for products for which counterfeit versions are often sold online.
The MoU commits companies to undertake certain measures and trade associations to further promote the MoU among their members. The Commission continues to monitor the effectiveness of the MoU.