WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined Georgia’s City of Morrow Police Department to highlight the need for a statewide taskforce that will further strengthen Georgia’s intellectual property (IP) enforcement efforts. Morrow Police Chief Jeff Baker recently visited Washington, D.C. where he met with Congressional representatives as well as federal law enforcement agencies to discuss the need for a statewide task force in Georgia.
“The crime of IP theft—in the forms of counterfeiting and piracy—is becoming increasingly rampant in Georgia,” said Dr. Mark Esper, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center. “These crimes not only threaten consumers’ health and safety—which have in recent years included everything from fake brake pads and bogus medicines to antifreeze-laced toothpaste, but they also eat away at the local economy by destroying jobs. The U.S.
Morrow Police Chief Jeff Baker made a recent trip to Washington, D.C. seeking federal support for a statewide task force to prevent counterfeiting and piracy.
He met with Congressional representatives and federal law enforcement agencies to discuss the need for a statewide Intellectual Property task force in Georgia.
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