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TPP at the Dinner Table

TPP at the Dinner Table

© PaulCowan / iStock

Currently in Singapore, representatives from twelve countries reflecting a wide range of economic development are sitting at the negotiating table together. If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is anything like my family at the dinner table, there may be arguments or differences, but at the end of the day we hopefully all leave with camaraderie and satisfaction, whether it’s the meal or in this instance- a trade agreement.

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.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Issues Consumer Alert Tips For Avoiding Dangerous Fakes Online

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Issues Consumer Alert Tips For Avoiding Dangerous Fakes Online

On Cyber Monday 2012, consumer spending mushroomed to $1.5 billion in online sales, with experts forecasting even more growth in 2013. Unfortunately, illicit websites offering counterfeit goods that appear identical to the genuine products are also growing exponentially, duping holiday shoppers into buying shoddy and sometimes downright dangerous products. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center, which represents a large cross-section of the world’s most innovative and creative businesses, is issuing a consumer safety alert and tips for consumers to avoid purchasing these dangerous fakes.