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Ominous Forecast for Drug Counterfeiters

Ominous Forecast for Drug Counterfeiters

Efforts to rid the world of fake medicines are one of the most heroic works of IP enforcement. Countries around the world are taking significant steps to disrupt networks and black markets selling the most dangerous fakes. Counterfeit medicines not only pose serious—and sometimes fatal—health risks to patients, but they undermine public health overall.

ICYMI: Obama on the Need to Enhance IP in TPP, China

ICYMI: Obama on the Need to Enhance IP in TPP, China

Amidst trading barbs with Congressional leaders on the government shutdown (did you know that the Copyright Office is closed?!), President Barack Obama took a welcome detour to talk about the importance of trade in a press conference yesterday.

U.S.-China IP Cooperation Dialogue 2013

U.S.-China IP Cooperation Dialogue 2013

In 2013, IP experts from the U.S. and China engaged in-depth discussions on the most complex and challenging IP issues facing China.

Protecting the Beats

Protecting the Beats

By Ellen Szymanski All over America, people are typing furiously on their smart phone or bopping along to some tunes through their headphones. Have you ever thought about how many of those devices could be a dangerous counterfeit? With recent news reporting counterfeit cell phone chargers electrocuting two people in China, we are glad to […]

‘Tiny’ Film Could Transform Chinese IPRs

‘Tiny’ Film Could Transform Chinese IPRs

Though China as a whole remains a notorious market for movie and music piracy, especially of foreign brands, the success of Tiny Times (and its forthcoming release in the U.S.) could provide a microcosm for greater change and respect for intellectual property rights. As domestic entrepreneurs advance from a “replication” mindset—which has pretty much defined the Chinese economy over the last few decades—to that of original creation and true innovation, the value of intellectual property rights coalesce as they experience the trials and tribulations of IP theft.