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U.S. Chamber Comments on USTR Special 301 Report

U.S. Chamber Comments on USTR Special 301 Report

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) Executive Vice President Mark Elliot issued the following statement regarding the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) 2014 Special 301 Report, which identifies markets that fail to provide adequate and effective intellectual property (IP) rights protection.

Ominous Forecast for Drug Counterfeiters

Ominous Forecast for Drug Counterfeiters

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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.

U.S. Chamber’s Global IP Center Unveils 2014 International Intellectual Property Index

U.S. Chamber’s Global IP Center Unveils 2014 International Intellectual Property Index

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) today unveiled its 2014 International Intellectual Property (IP) Index, a survey of 25 countries with diverse economies reflected in varying market size, level of development, and geography. Charting the Course provides an empirically-based measurement and comparison of the IP environments of each country.

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

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

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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.