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U.S. Chamber Supports Congressional Copyright Office Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President of the Global Intellectual Property Center Mark Elliot released the following statement in support of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, the result of a bipartisan, bicameral effort led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), Senate
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Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu: A Rebel with a Cause

Note: This is the fourth in GIPC’s series of “Women In IP” features in recognition of March as Women’s History Month. Read the first feature here, the second here, and the third feature here. Ethiopia is all about craftsmanship. Ethiopian craftspeople will spin indigenous plants, – cotton, hemp, or koba – or sew leather, or, famously, re-purpose used car
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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.

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


Once viewed by many as a problem limited to purveyors of high-end luxury goods, today counterfeiting has become a multi-billion dollar criminal activity that affects almost every American industry.