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Count out Counterfeits this Holiday Season: GIPC’s Top Ten Tips to #ShopSafe

Count out Counterfeits this Holiday Season: GIPC’s Top Ten Tips to #ShopSafe

Thanksgiving weekend isn’t just about stuffing the turkey – more and more Americans are using Thanksgiving weekend as an excuse to stuff their stockings and get an early start to their holiday shopping. Many Americans will find the perfect gift, but some will end up with more than they bargained for: dangerous counterfeit goods. Counterfeit […]

The Intersection of Trademarks and Brands: A Dialogue with Famous Brands and Law Enforcement

The Intersection of Trademarks and Brands: A Dialogue with Famous Brands and Law Enforcement

In today’s fast-paced, evolving retail environment, consumers are faced with more purchasing decisions than ever before. The questions of what to buy and where to buy it have nearly infinite answers. Fortunately, consumers can rely on trademarks as a trusted identifier in the marketplace. And considering the work happening at the Congressional Trademark Caucus, consumers […]

Keep an Eye Out for Counterfeit Solar Filter Glasses

Keep an Eye Out for Counterfeit Solar Filter Glasses

You’re going to want to see this. On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will transfix parts of the U.S. and a partial eclipse will cover the rest of North America. In other words, millions of people will have the opportunity to see the moon cover up the sun, what many astronomers call “the most […]

What You Should Know About IPEC Nominee Vishal Amin

What You Should Know About IPEC Nominee Vishal Amin

Intellectual property (IP) industries – 81 to be exact – have a much greater influence on our economy than most Americans probably realize. According to the latest Department of Commerce report, IP impacts more than 45 million jobs and accounts for almost 40 percent of U.S. GDP. These numbers represent the many Americans that criminals […]

Why The US Can’t Afford To Fall Behind In Intellectual Property Enforcement

Why The US Can’t Afford To Fall Behind In Intellectual Property Enforcement

This article was originally published in Forbes on April 17, 2017. American leadership in intellectual property (IP) presents one of our economy’s greatest strengths and biggest challenges. Consider the evidence: from leading apparel brands and electronics to the production of movies, music and lifesaving medicines, IP supports more than 45 million American jobs in 81 different […]