The purpose of this procedure will be the conclusion of a contract for a maximum duration of 12 months, covering a study to identify, dissect, analyse and describe specific business models used for facilitating IP crime on a commercial scale concerning applications (apps) and measures to investigate such crimes.

The independent research study shall provide an overview of the different infringing business models concerning applications (apps) assessing how they function, how they are financed, how they generate profits for their operators, what kinds of content, products and services they disseminate and how large their user bases are. The results of the research studies shall provide enhanced understanding to policymakers, law enforcement, judiciary, civil society and businesses. At the same time, they are intended to help identify possible responses to tackle the challenge of commercial scale IP crime violations effectively.

Extended TitleResearch on Business Models Infringing Intellectual Property Phase 6
Extended Description

The study should analyse:

— the history behind, developments in business models related to and technical aspects of applications;

— the rapid expansion and wide acceptance of applications by market operators and end users;

— the relevance of applications to legal exploitation of IP;

— the misuse by IP infringers of applications to infringe IP (e.g. illicit commerce, sharing of protected content, fraud and cyberattacks involving IP infringing activities, application squatting) including revenue sources and value exchange;

— the technical and contractual relationships between the application stores and the developers of the applications (including any financial relationships or exploitation, and the degree of control over the content and availability of applications);

— the potential future infringement threats posed by applications (e.g. decentralised applications).

Deadline Date2022-06-10
Publication Date2022-05-13
CountrySpain
Procurement StatusActive
TypeOpen procedure
Contract TypeServices
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
Value150000.00
OrganisationEuropean Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
AddressAvenida de Europa, 4
TownAlicante
Postal Code03008
Class Code71241000
Class DescriptionFeasibility study, advisory service, analysis
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

Version of 2022-03-10

Research on Business Models Infringing Intellectual Property Phase 6

The purpose of this procedure will be the conclusion of a contract for a maximum duration of 12 months, covering a study to identify, dissect, analyse and describe specific business models used for facilitating IP crime on a commercial scale concerning applications (apps) and measures to investigate such crimes.

The independent research study shall provide an overview of the different infringing business models concerning applications (apps) assessing how they function, how they are financed, how they generate profits for their operators, what kinds of content, products and services they disseminate and how large their user bases are. The results of the research studies shall provide enhanced understanding to policymakers, law enforcement, judiciary, civil society and businesses. At the same time, they are intended to help identify possible responses to tackle the challenge of commercial scale IP crime violations effectively.

Extended TitleResearch on Business Models Infringing Intellectual Property Phase 6
Extended Description

The study should analyse:

— the history behind, developments in business models related to and technical aspects of applications;

— the rapid expansion and wide acceptance of applications by market operators and end users;

— the relevance of applications to legal exploitation of IP;

— the misuse by IP infringers of applications to infringe IP (e.g. illicit commerce, sharing of protected content, fraud and cyberattacks involving IP infringing activities, application squatting) including revenue sources and value exchange;

— the technical and contractual relationships between the application stores and the developers of the applications (including any financial relationships or exploitation, and the degree of control over the content and availability of applications);

— the potential future infringement threats posed by applications (e.g. decentralised applications).

Publication Date2022-03-10
CountrySpain
Procurement StatusFuture
TypeNot applicable
Contract TypeServices
Award CriteriaNot applicable
Value150000.00
OrganisationEuropean Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
AddressAvenida de Europa, 4
TownAlicante
Postal Code03008
Class Code71241000
Class DescriptionFeasibility study, advisory service, analysis
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

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