Global Intellectual Property Center

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U.S. Chamber Welcomes USTR Special 301 Report

U.S. Chamber Welcomes USTR Special 301 Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President of the Global Intellectual Property Center Mark Elliot issued the following statement in response to release of the 2017 Special 301 Report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): “American companies must be able to operate in a free and fair trading environment that respects the intellectual […]

U.S. Chamber Statement on Eli Lilly v. Canada Patent Ruling

U.S. Chamber Statement on Eli Lilly v. Canada Patent Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Intellectual Property Patrick Kilbride today responded to a NAFTA tribunal ruling on a patent dispute between pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and the Canadian government: “This was a narrow decision that declined to rule on the legal merits of Canada’s “promise” doctrine; it was not an endorsement […]

U.S. Chamber Releases Index on World IP Policies

U.S. Chamber Releases Index on World IP Policies

New Research Reveals Trends in 45 Economies Around the World WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released its 5th annual International IP Index, “The Roots of Innovation,” rating 45 world economies on patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, enforcement, and international treaties. The economies benchmarked in the 2017 Index account for 90 percent of global […]

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Chinese Court Decision in Michael Jordan Case

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Chinese Court Decision in Michael Jordan Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center Executive Vice President Mark Elliot issued the following statement today in response to a decision from the Supreme People’s Court of China, which upheld Michael Jordan’s right to his name. The case heard by the Court involved Jordan’s long-standing trademark dispute with Qiaodan Sports […]

U.S. Chamber Condemns UN Report Attacking Patents

U.S. Chamber Condemns UN Report Attacking Patents

High-Level Panel recommendations ignore decades of data and input of key countries  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) Executive Vice President Mark Elliot issued the following statement in response to recommendations issued by the United Nations High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines: “The UN High-Level Panel on Access […]