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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

15

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    ECTA   (ECTA)

    EU Transparency Register

    932781112187-50 First registered on 04 Nov 2013

    Goals / Remit

    The Association has always concentrated on those issues where the interests of all members coincide and has refrained from taking a position on matters in which there is no common viewpoint.

    The extensive work carried out by the Association so far, following the above guidelines, combined with the high degree of professionalism and recognised technical capabilities of its members, has established ECTA at the highest level and has allowed the Association to achieve the status of a recognised expert spokesman on all questions related to the protection and use of trade marks, designs, geographical indications, copyright, domain names and related matters in and throughout the European Union, and for example, in the following areas:

    Harmonisation of the national laws of the EU member countries;

    European Union Trade Mark Regulation and Directive;

    Community Design Regulation and Directive;

    Organisation and practice of the EUIPO.

    Main EU files targeted

    The fields in which ECTA is active can be found inter alia in its position papers.

    In this regard, during the period of June 2022 to June 2023 ECTA has submitted a number of position papers and other submissions including, for example, the following:

    • ECTA Contribution to Public Consultation on the EU framework for cross border recognition of Associations in the EU;
    • ECTA Comments regarding the evaluation of the Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 on the European Union Trade Mark;
    • ECTA Comments to draft EUIPO Guidelines on trade mark practice and designs practice, 2023 edition;

    and many others.

    Jointly with other associations ECTA also submitted Joint Comments of ECTA, INTA and MARQUES on the EU's proposed new design law.

    ECTA position papers are available at www.ecta.org

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue des Colonies, 18-24
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue des Colonies, 18-24
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    5

    Employment timeLobbyists
    25%5

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    ECTA's work is carried out through its Committees, Supervisory Board, Board of Directors and its employees based in Brussels.

    The number of persons involved from our organisation depends on the specific field, being the Supervisory Board and Board of Directors always involved in the process of delivering ECTA's position papers.

    Therefore, ECTA is unable to accurately answer this question.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    ECTA together with other associations specialised in Intellectual Property (APRAM, BMM, CITMA, GRUR, MARQUES and UNION-IP) is participating in the European Sister Associations.

    The above mentioned associations meet once per year in order to discuss the latest developments in the field of Intellectual Property. Latest meeting took place in Turin in October 2023.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    370,000€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Member's contribution

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    ECTA informs its members of its activities relating to the EU policies above via the ECTA website (www.ecta.org/ www.ecta.eu) and ECTA Bulletin issues electronically three times a year, as well as via ECTA Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    15 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 17 Apr 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject Commission’s White Paper on “How to master Europe’s digital infrastructure needs"
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Attending
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
      • Liliane Giardino-karlinger (Cabinet member)
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Dec 2023 Location BRUSSELS
      Subject Smart Networks
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Oct 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject on Electronic Communications
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Jul 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Telcoms policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Eleonora Ocello (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
    • Date 22 Jun 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject Connectivity infrastructure
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Apr 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject Endorsing the Joint statement on Roaming and International calls between EU and Ukraine
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Mar 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject Efforts to facilitate Roaming with Ukraine
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Apr 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject European telecommunications regulation and investment
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
    • Date 27 Jan 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Telecoms regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Nov 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Challenges of the telecom sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject European Electronic Communications Code
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 22 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject European Electronic Communications Code
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 10 Nov 2016 Location BXL
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject telecom review
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Vectoring in Germany
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
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