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No IP, No Innovation

No IP, No Innovation

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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.

Copyright Creates Jobs. Period.

Copyright Creates Jobs. Period.

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Imagine the U.S. economy minus the entire state of New York. While such a reality may be to New Jersey’s or the West Coast’s delight, the economic impact stemming from a state the size of New York adds to the U.S. economy as a whole, producing huge contributions to national exports, GDP, and jobs.

IP Drives Innovation in Shoes, Movies and Health Care

IP Drives Innovation in Shoes, Movies and Health Care

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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.

ICYMI: The Importance of Intellectual Property | Real Clear Politics

ICYMI: The Importance of Intellectual Property | Real Clear Politics

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Skaters care about intellectual property, too. Or, rather, the small and medium-sized businesses whose trademarks give burgeoning extreme sports worldwide identity and notoriety. In Real Clear Politics today, Global IP Summit presenter, Tony Chen of California’s Osiris Shoes talks about the challenges and opportunities emerging industries face in establishing brand recognition and expanding into markets with substandard IP rights and enforcement.

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.