Complaint Procedure

FFII Recommendation

Given the serious flaws with this procedure, and its critical importance for the EU's technological and economic future, we encourage all readers to make a formal complaint, on these grounds:

Flaws With the Consultation Procedure

The consultation process on the Future of patents in Europe is seriously flawed:

Procedure for Making a Formal Complaint

1. The Commission

First, request missing documents, please contact Ms Grazyna PIESIEWICZ by email at grazyna.piesiewicz@cec.eu.int or by phone at +32.2.298.01.24.

The EU Commissioner for Communication Margot Wallström tries to improve citizen's involvement and consultation procedures. She currently runs an own consultation about your rights to information and communication. She also runs another consultation regarding a White Paper on a European Communication Policy.

2. The Ombudsman

If you do not receive the documents in your language, please file a complaint to the European Ombudsman.

3. Your MEP

Since the Community Patent is a stated "priority" of the European Union, you should inform your directly-elected representative in the European Parliament of any procedural problem regarding this "priority" project.

You may also want to file a petition to the European Parliament which will usually take about 6 month.

4. Your Responsible Minister

Since Ministers are responsible for handling patent law policy, they should be aware of any problem or difficulty for stakeholders of their country to communicate their views on patent policy at the European level.

5. Your National MP

Since Members of National Parliaments are responsible for exercising democratic control of the policy of their responsible Minister of patent law, they should be aware of any problem for stakeholders of their country to communicate their views on patent policy at the European level.

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