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Olympics Inspire Stronger IP Protection Laws in Brazil

Olympics Inspire Stronger IP Protection Laws in Brazil

The weeks and months leading up to the Olympic games were dominated by headlines over everything from Brazil’s economic and political turmoil to concerns over the Zika virus. But one headline you probably didn’t read was praising the medal-worthy actions Brazil took prior to the games to protect intellectual property. Here are just a few […]

International Partners Collaborate to Take Down World’s Largest Illegal File Sharing Operation

International Partners Collaborate to Take Down World’s Largest Illegal File Sharing Operation

One of the world’s most notorious cyber-criminals, who is alleged to have stolen and distributed millions of copyrighted works valued at more than $1 billion, was arrested and charged this week for criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. GIPC applauds all of those who took action to enforce creative property protection laws. Artem Vaulin, creator, […]

Measuring the Magnitude of Global Counterfeiting: Creation of a Contemporary Global Measure of Physical Counterfeiting

Measuring the Magnitude of Global Counterfeiting: Creation of a Contemporary Global Measure of Physical Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting today represents a tremendous and ever-increasing global threat. Counterfeit products from goods and merchandise, tobacco products, and industrial parts to banknotes and medicines circulate across the globe. These products cause real damage to consumers, industries, and economies. This report looks at the global magnitude of physical counterfeiting – a brief overview of the state of trade-related physical counterfeiting today, the current status of measuring counterfeiting, and the methodology and results of a current estimate of trade-related physical counterfeiting from two unique angles.

U.S. Chamber Applauds New Law Defending Trade Secrets

U.S. Chamber Applauds New Law Defending Trade Secrets

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today applauded President Obama’s signing of the “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016” into law. The Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) worked with more than 40 associations and companies in support of the bipartisan legislation, which previously passed in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives with nearly […]