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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 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


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 2021 to June 2022 ECTA has submitted a number of position papers and other submissions including, for example, the following:

    • ECTA Submission to Public Consultation on non-agri GIs;
    • ECTA Position Paper 'How to best support SMEs';
    • ECTA Observations on the EU Proposal for the legal text on intellectual property rights in the EU-ESA5, deepening of interim agreement;
    • ECTA Submission for the 10th IPR EU-Turkey Working Group Meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on 2 December 2021;
    • ECTA Position on the recent IP legislation in the Russian Federation;
    • ECTA Position paper on GIs in the DNS system;

    and many others.

    Jointly with other associations ECTA also submitted Joint Comments of ECTA, INTA and MARQUES within the framework of the Public Consultation on Design Directive and Community Design Regulation.

    ECTA position papers are available at


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


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    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


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    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. However, in 2022 no such meeting could take place.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    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


    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)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    12 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 publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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