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Counterfeit Paraphernalia is Fool’s Gold: How to Avoid the Counterfeit Trade during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

Counterfeit Paraphernalia is Fool’s Gold: How to Avoid the Counterfeit Trade during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

As millions descend upon Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, businesses and fans alike prepare their spread of Olympic souvenirs. From team flags and training gear to mugs and magnets, consumers will take their pick, forking over cash in exchange for official Olympic products. The souvenir trade not only allows visitors to take a […]

U.S. Chamber, INTA Applaud Passage of Senate Resolution on Anti-Counterfeiting

U.S. Chamber, INTA Applaud Passage of Senate Resolution on Anti-Counterfeiting

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) applauded the recent Senate passage of S. Res. 542, designating July as National Anti-Counterfeiting Consumer Education and Awareness Month. The resolution recognizes the 70th anniversary of the first federal U.S. trademark law, the Trademark Act of 1946, commonly referred to […]

Is Our Friendly Neighbor to the North Friendly on IP?

Is Our Friendly Neighbor to the North Friendly on IP?

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Yesterday, Ambassador Bruce Heyman officially assumed his duties as the new U.S. Ambassador to Canada. As the Ambassador begins his new role, it is critical that protecting and enforcing intellectual property (IP) remain at the top of the U.S. agenda in Canada.

New Study Shows Consumers Support Protecting IP

New Study Shows Consumers Support Protecting IP

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Newsflash: intellectual property isn’t just for intellectuals. Do people really know what IP is? The connection between patents and paychecks or trademarks and safety may seem abstract, but according to a new study, the average Joe understands that intellectual property is worth protecting.