The Property Rights Alliance submitted comments to express its significant concerns about the Dutch Executive Order– a proposed bill that would introduce plain packaging (PP) for vaping products and e-cigarettes from 1 January 2022. This measure will create an inhospitable environment for intellectual property rights. Intellectual property rights are human property rights covering dynamic assets and should never be weakened or diluted to meet other political objectives.
It’s difficult to achieve innovation without the protection of ideas, and as a growing share of global economic value creation and exchange has become knowledge-based, intellectual property rights and protections have become an increasingly important facet of global trade. This category includes all GTIPA-member reports addressing trade and IP issues.