The National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE) was created by Decree No. 46/2009 of 19 August. In order to clarify its competences and tutelage, a revision was made by Decree 43/2017 of 11 August. INAE is responsible for the overseeing compliance with the regulatory legislation on the exercise of economic activities and consumer protection. With regards to intellectual property in particular, INAE is responsible for overseeing the legality of industrial property rights, copyright and related rights. In this regard, INAE has played a crucial role in combating counterfeiting, in liaison with the IPI and law enforcement authorities.
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