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Global Brand Council Announced at USPTO 2014 Expo

Global Brand Council Announced at USPTO 2014 Expo

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Today at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s 2014 Trademark EXPO, GIPC Executive Vice President Mark Elliot announced the launch of the Global Brand Council (GBC). In his remarks, Elliot said, “Brands have always been one of the most valuable assets in the global economy. Brands are iconic and are also tremendously valuable to consumers. […]

Say Yes to the Dress…Unless it’s a Counterfeit from China

Say Yes to the Dress…Unless it’s a Counterfeit from China

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Wedding season may be winding down and prom may be months away, but that isn’t stopping the senator from New Jersey from stepping up efforts to fight fake designer dresses.

Top Films and TV Available to U.S. Consumers Online, LEGALLY

Top Films and TV Available to U.S. Consumers Online, LEGALLY

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© monkeybusinessimages By Frank Cullen Imagine a world where almost every great movie and television show you want to enjoy is available for your viewing pleasure through legal, affordable and high-quality video-on-demand (VOD) services.  According to a recent report by KPMG, you don’t have to imagine such a world, you are living in one! The […]

McGruff’s 2014 Crime Prevention Month will “Get Real about IP Theft”

McGruff’s 2014 Crime Prevention Month will “Get Real about IP Theft”

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This October, the nation’s leading canine-crime prevention advocate, McGruff the Crime Dog, is partnering with the nation’s leading business advocate, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to raise awareness about the hazards of dangerous fakes. In the campaign, “Get Real About Intellectual Property Theft”, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) has taken steps to draw attention to one of the most significant problems with counterfeit goods – the fact that unsuspecting consumers can find themselves in harm’s way.

IP Champion in the News: Rocker Tells Chinese Musicians: Fight For Your Rights

IP Champion in the News: Rocker Tells Chinese Musicians: Fight For Your Rights

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By Ashley Mergen In case you missed it, GIPC 2014 IP Champions continue to make the news. Last week, musician David Lowery’s (of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven fame) recent effort to empower and educate Chinese musicians to fight piracy was profiled in the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Lowery toured China this week both to […]