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IPEC Key to Protecting Consumers and Jobs

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By Frank Cullen Investments in intellectual property fuels the innovation and creativity that drives remarkable economic growth and provides consumers with products and services that enhance their lives and thrill their senses. The White House has demonstrated its commitment to protecting intellectual property with its announcement today of a nomination for a new intellectual property
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Building a Global Community of First Markets

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Today, many innovative products—technology, software, life-saving medicines—see an unnecessarily limited initial introduction to those few countries where high-standard intellectual property laws provide protection from copycatting and piracy. As a result, businesses, consumers, and patients in many of the world’s countries have limited or second-hand access to innovations that frequently improve quality of life—which can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.

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INITIATIVES

Trade

Trade

With more than 95% of the world’s customers living outside of the United States, it is essential that the U.S. government open new markets by advancing trade agreements with strong intellectual property (IP) provisions.

Internet

Internet

The Internet is an invaluable tool that connects businesses with consumers. However, criminals from all over the world have abused the vibrancy of online commerce for illicit—and sometimes dangerous—gain.

Enforcement

Enforcement

Recent statistics emphasize the need for increased enforcement. IP seizures in the United States increased by more than 24% from 2010 to 2011, with 24,792 seizures recorded at a domestic value of $178.9 million.

International Advocacy

International Advocacy

The GIPC works with partners in key capitals and regions around the world to facilitate a positive and ongoing dialogue with national governments and domestic stakeholders on the importance of protecting and enforcing IP rights.

Operation in Our Sites

Operation in Our Sites

We commend the law enforcement professionals at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the National IPR Center, and Department of Justice who are dedicated to protecting us from the economic and consumer safety threats of online counterfeiting and piracy.

Special 301

Special 301

USTR’s annual Special 301 Report is important for surveying the adequacy and effectiveness of IP rights protection by U.S. trading partners.

China

China


GIPC’s program aims to promote China’s goal of building an innovative society that benefits domestic and foreign rights holders.

India

India

Recent Indian policy, regulatory, and legal decisions have deteriorated their IP system, making India an outlier in the international community and prompting GIPC testimony in front of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Multilateral Organizations

Multilateral Organizations


GIPC is working to ensure that businesses and global policy makers are collaborating to create rules which preserve and protect IP rights.

CBP Reauthorization

CBP Reauthorization

Recent statistics emphasize the need for increased enforcement. IP seizures in the United States increased by more than 24% from 2010 to 2011, with 24,792 seizures recorded at a domestic value of $178.9 million. As such, it has been a GIPC priority to enact legislation that will improve the ability of agencies to prevent counterfeit and other infringing goods from entering the United States.

ACTA

ACTA

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which has been signed by eight countries since 2011, is critical to enhancing international cooperation, promoting sound enforcement practices, and establishing a legal infrastructure for IP rights enforcement.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

As one of the biggest trade pacts to date, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will set the standard for all future trade agreements in the critical Asia-Pacific region.

Multilateral Organizations

Multilateral Organizations

The Global Intellectual Property Center actively promotes the rights of creators and inventors in multilateral organizations around the world, including at the bodies of the United Nations (UN) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Dangerous Fakes

Dangerous Fakes

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