Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

All details and minutes related to meetings between the Secretariat General and law firms or outside experts on the subject of intellectual property, trademarks, and brand protection since December 01, 2015.

All correspondence--including emails and WhatsApp messages--between the Secretariat General and law firms or outside experts on the subject of intellectual property and brand protection since December 01, 2015

Yours faithfully,

Aisha Down
[ADDRESS REDACTED]
[ADDRESS REDACTED]

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

[1]Ares(2019)5888299 - RE: access to documents request - Contacts with IP
experts and IP lawyers -- Ref. Gestdem 2019/5383

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[DG SG request email]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[DG SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 20/09/2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
20/09/2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/5383.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days.

The time limit will expire on 11/10/2019. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private third-party website which has no link with any
institution of the European Union. Therefore, the European Commission
cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to
the use of this system.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal
address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence.

In that case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (RC)
SG.C.1
Transparency

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Dear Ms Down,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents dated, which was
registered on 20.09.2019 and attributed to the Unit E1 of the
Secretariat-General under the above-mentioned reference number. 

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 11.10.2019.   An extended time
limit is needed as the application concerns documents held by different
Services which must be consulted. Therefore, we have to extend the time
limit with 15 working days in accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents. The new time limit
expires on 04.11.2019. We apologise for this delay and for any
inconvenience this may cause. 

 

With kind regards,

 

Access to documents team

Secretariat-General Unit E1

 

 

Kristine Bogdanovica

 

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European Commission

SG E.1 - Competitiveness, Innovation & Digital Europe
Office BERL 06/159
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

Tel + 229 135 39

E-mail:  [2][email address]

 

 

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Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Dear Ms. Down,

We refer to your e-mail dated 20/09/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 20/09/2019 under the above mentioned
reference number.

Your request refers to “all details and minutes related to meetings
between the Secretariat General and law firms or outside experts on the
subject of intellectual property, trademarks, and brand protection since
December 01, 2015; all correspondence--including emails and WhatsApp
messages--between the Secretariat General and law firms or outside experts
on the subject of intellectual property and brand protection since
December 01, 2015”.

We note that the scope of request for is very broad, and search of
documents only by these key words might not produce sufficient and precise
outcome.

We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more
detailed information on the documents, which you seek to obtain. Where
possible, please include references, dates or periods during which the
documents would have been produced, persons or bodies who drafted the
documents, as well as any specific topics or policy areas. Where relevant,
please refer to the public register of documents.

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us:

·         by email to: [1][email address]

·         by telephone to: (+32) (0) 22 91 35 39

In accordance with Article 2, third paragraph of the Implementing Rules to
Regulation 1049/2001[2]^^[1], the 15 working days time limit for handling
your application will start running when we receive the requested
clarifications.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

 

 

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European Commission

Secretariat General

SG.DSG2.E.1 - Competitiveness, Innovation & Digital Europe
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

 

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[4][1]              Official Journal L 345 of 29.12.2001, p. 94.

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Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Dear Ms Down,

 

a gentle reminder of request for clarification sent on 16 October 2019.

 

Should you wish to proceed with your access to documents request
2019/5383, we invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more
detailed information on the documents, which you seek to obtain.

Where possible, please include references, dates or periods during which
the documents would have been produced, persons or bodies who drafted the
documents, as well as any specific topics or policy areas. Where relevant,
please refer to the public register of documents.

Sincerely,

 

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European Commission
Secretariat-General

SG.E.1. Competitiveness, Innovation & Digital Europe

BERL 06/159

Tel: 13539/ 62803

 

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Many thanks for your request for clarification. I hereby narrow this request: please send me all meetings between officials working for the Secretariat and lawyers working for Arnold & Porter, Clifford Chance, and Fleischman Hillard on the subject of brand protection, cross-border trade, and intellectual property rights since May 1, 2016.

Yours faithfully,
Aisha Down

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

Dear Ms Down,

Thank you for clarification.

In accordance with Article 2, third paragraph of the Implementing Rules to Regulation 1049/2001[1], the 15 working days time limit for handling your application starts running when we receive the requested clarifications, therefore the new deadline of your request is 19 November 2019.

Kind regards,

European Commission
Secretariat-General
SG.E.1. Competitiveness, Innovation & Digital Europe
BERL 06/159
Tel: 13539/ 62803

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Dear Ms. Down,

 

Subject:              Your application for access to documents – Ref
GestDem No 2019/6150

 

We refer to your request for access to documents dated 29.10.2019, which
was registered on 29.10.2019 and attributed to the Unit E1 of the
Secretariat-General under the above-mentioned reference number. 

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 19.11.2019.   An extended time
limit is needed as the application concerns documents held by different
Service which must be consulted. Therefore, we have to extend the time
limit with 15 working days in accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents. The new time limit
expires on 10.12.2019. We apologise for this delay and for any
inconvenience this may cause. 

 

With kind regards,

 

Access to documents team

Secretariat-General Unit E1

 

 

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European Commission
Secretariat-General

Secretariat of SG E1 - Competitiveness, Innovation & Digital Europe

BERL 06/159

Tel: 13539/ 62803

 

 

 

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Please find attached document Ares(2019)7138365 from ve_sg.dsg2.e1 (SG.DSG2.E.1) dated 19/11/2019.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2019)7138365 de ve_sg.dsg2.e1 (SG.DSG2.E.1) daté du 19/11/2019.