Report SK&S | The European Green Deal and REPowerEU – projected changes and their effects on the economy in light of intellectual property (IP) rights

The “Green Revolution” in the EU continues, and is also accelerated by EU legislation on IP. Szymon Gogulski, Marek Oleksyn and Marta Kowalczuk-Kędzierska summarize the effects of these processes on the economy and the IPR protection system.


The European economy and the current situation that surrounds it have reached a crucial and unprecedented moment. As the global climate and environmental situation continues to worsen, European Union institutions have undertaken to prepare a bold response that affects almost all key economic sectors.

On 11 December 2019, the European Commission first presented the European Green Deal.

On 18 May 2022, the European Commission adopted the RePowerEU Plan aimed at reducing the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels before 2030.

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