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The Beauty of Creativity and Intellectual Property: Bobbi Brown Speaks out on World IP Day

The Beauty of Creativity and Intellectual Property: Bobbi Brown Speaks out on World IP Day

This week, people around the globe will celebrate World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. The event will center on the theme Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity, and after three decades in business, I have come to learn that creativity and business are inseparable. I have also learned that intellectual property – whether it takes […]

USPTO Director Iancu Offers Two Ways to Improve the U.S. Patent System

USPTO Director Iancu Offers Two Ways to Improve the U.S. Patent System

Every morning, inventors wake up wondering: Will the time and money they’re spending on developing the next big thing pay off? For inventors, as USPTO Director Andrei Iancu explained at GIPC’s Investing in American Innovation conference , their primary – and often only – asset is an idea. And if inventors can’t protect their ideas, […]

The Legislation That’s Music to Music’s Ears

The Legislation That’s Music to Music’s Ears

When you think about the types of businesses subject to the most government regulation, you might think about nuclear power, or aviation, or health care. Chances are, you wouldn’t imagine that one sector subject to massive government regulation is…song writing. If you want to try to make a living as a songwriter, the government has […]

What We Know – and What We Don’t – About Counterfeit Goods and Small Parcels

What We Know – and What We Don’t – About Counterfeit Goods and Small Parcels

Cross-border e-commerce is growing exponentially. Consumers can purchase products from all over the world and have them delivered straight to their doors with just the click of a button. In fact, the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) international small parcel business increased 232% from 2013 to 2017, when it received nearly half a billion packages. Out of those […]

#ShopSafe for the Super Bowl

#ShopSafe for the Super Bowl

The countdown is on. This weekend, thousands of people will ignite the wintry Twin Cities for the much-anticipated 2018 Super Bowl; millions more will tune in on television. Equipped with the latest jerseys and the newest fan gear, these football fans become Tom Brady and Alshon Jeffrey overnight. Wait – Alshon Jeffrey? It’s Alshon Jeffery. […]