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Op-Ed: New numbers don’t lie: counterfeits pose a growing threat

Op-Ed: New numbers don’t lie: counterfeits pose a growing threat

This op-ed was originally posted in The Hill on June 20, 2016. The dangers of counterfeit goods regularly make headlines: bad brakes, knock-off tires, lead-laden children’s toys and fraudulent medicines are just a few of the ways that counterfeit goods have harmed consumers. In addition to the direct dangers counterfeits pose, they undermine legitimate enterprise […]

On Halloween, Let’s Take a Look at Contact Lens Safety

On Halloween, Let’s Take a Look at Contact Lens Safety

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“Brand names are tremendously valuable not only to brand-holders, but also to consumers. They allow us to reach for the product we trust and recognize as safe.” — GIPC Executive Vice President Mark Elliot

NAFTA at 20: Unfinished Business

NAFTA at 20: Unfinished Business

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The 20th anniversary of NAFTA has put trade within the North American region back in the spotlight, highlighting the importance of free trade and ensuring the right, comprehensive rules in these agreements. Yesterday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Mark Elliot, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) provided testimony on key intellectual property (IP) matters related to NAFTA and the North American region.

U.S. Chamber’s Elliot Testified on NAFTA and Intellectual Property Issues with Canada

U.S. Chamber’s Elliot Testified on NAFTA and Intellectual Property Issues with Canada

Today, Mark Elliot, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere at a hearing titled, “NAFTA at Twenty: Accomplishments, Challenges, and the Way Forward.” Elliot spoke about intellectual property matters related to NAFTA, particularly industry concerns with Canada’s current IP systems, and opportunities for improvement in 2014.

Turning a Dream Into a Job With IP

Turning a Dream Into a Job With IP

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In no place is this more evident than in Nashville, where anyone from budding songwriter to established superstar has the ability to turn music from a dream into a job. IP rights fuel the creative genius of our homegrown talent and attract businesses from around the country and the world to invest in our people.