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Are You Celebrating World IP Day?

Are You Celebrating World IP Day?

This week is one full of global holidays. Those with green thumbs among us celebrated the importance of protecting our environment on Earth Day. Our friends down under will honor those who served and died in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations on Saturday for ANZAC Day. And the IP advocates of the world will be celebrating a holiday of their own this weekend: World IP Day.

77 Million Reasons Why IP Delivers

77 Million Reasons Why IP Delivers

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The benefits of IP deliver far beyond U.S. borders. Recently, the EU revealed the results of a similar study, finding similar contributions by IP-intensive industries to the EU’s economy. Commissioned by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the report found that IP-intensive industries create 77 million jobs and generate 40% of the total economic activity throughout the EU – roughly 4.7 trillion euro annually.

IP Delivers on Both Sides of the Pond

IP Delivers on Both Sides of the Pond

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Next week, the United States and the European Union will formally launch negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). An essential element of this agreement will be ensuring best-in-class standards for intellectual property protection.