Europe plans “leading role” in 3D printing, intellectual property is a challenge

Europe plans “leading role” in 3D printing, intellectual property is a challenge

The European Parliament has issued a resolution on 3D printing that experts warn could stifle innovation and lead to increased regulation. The resolution is titled on three-dimensional printing, a challenge in the fields of intellectual property rights and civil liability and was adopted by with 631 votes in favour, 27 against and 19 abstentions. Association calls for light-touch CECIMO , the European Association representing the common interests of the Machine Tool Industries, has responded to the resolution. “We urge the European Institutions, however, to firmly differentiate between business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) uses of the technology, when approaching 3D […]

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