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U.S. Chamber Comments on USTR Special 301 Report

U.S. Chamber Comments on USTR Special 301 Report

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) Executive Vice President Mark Elliot issued the following statement regarding the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) 2014 Special 301 Report, which identifies markets that fail to provide adequate and effective intellectual property (IP) rights protection.

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.

IP Drives Innovation in Shoes, Movies and Health Care

IP Drives Innovation in Shoes, Movies and Health Care

Photo by Ian Wagreich / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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.

India: Strengthen IP or Miss Opportunity

India: Strengthen IP or Miss Opportunity

India’s dedication to innovation was called into question today at an event hosted by the GIPC. At the event, Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and John Larson (D-CT) expanded on the comments made in their letter to President Obama expressing concern over the deteriorating intellectual property system in India. In fact, Reps. Paulsen and Larson represent a broader congressional concern of the potential investment and trade consequences Indian industrialist policy is posing to American innovators, industry, and the economy:

New U.S. Business Alliance Urges Action to Stop India’s Discriminatory Trading Practices

New U.S. Business Alliance Urges Action to Stop India’s Discriminatory Trading Practices

A new alliance representing major sectors of the U.S. economy launched today in support of increased action to resolve discriminatory trade practices, including the erosion of intellectual property (IP) rights in India. The Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI) is co-chaired by the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center.