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No IP, No Innovation

No IP, No Innovation

© Andrea Bitley

The economic impact of pirated and counterfeit goods in the United States is estimated to be between $200 and $250 billion. To put this into perspective, that number is greater than the national GDP of over a hundred countries, including New Zealand, Morocco, and Peru.

IP Drives Innovation in Shoes, Movies and Health Care

IP Drives Innovation in Shoes, Movies and Health Care

Photo by Ian Wagreich / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Anytime you base your business model on the fashion whims of teenagers, you know it’s going to be a rough ride, admitted Osiris Shoes President and CEO Tony Chen.

But what Chen didn’t expect was to have to fight a continuous, global battle to protect his innovative designs.