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State of Intellectual Property

State of Intellectual Property

As we celebrate World IP Day, it is worthwhile to review advancements made over the past year and the current “state of intellectual property.” The theme of World IP Day this year, Creativity: The Next Generation, puts into perspective how creativity and innovation will lead the next generation into the future. But how is that creativity and intellectual property being treated in 2013?

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: We Must Trade Up

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: We Must Trade Up

This week three years ago, the United States formally joined leaders of eight nations from both sides of the Pacific Ocean to begin negotiations of an ambitious trade pact designed to serve as a template for international commerce in the critical Asia-Pacific region. Sixteen negotiation rounds later, the addition of two—and now possibly three—major economies, and the promise of a completed agreement in President Obama’s State of the Union Address, have risen the stakes for achieving a successful and comprehensive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.

IP: It’s a Woman’s World

IP: It’s a Woman’s World

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Women have excelled at harnessing the potential that IP rights afford them. We’re proud of those who have risen through the ranks, but we’re also proud of those who are still struggling to make their dreams into realities.

U.S. Chamber Urges USTR to Strengthen Special 301 Review Process

U.S. Chamber Urges USTR to Strengthen Special 301 Review Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a testimony before the Special 301 Committee, Mark Elliot, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), highlighted the importance of Special 301 in promoting American jobs and competitiveness.

“The GIPC took this opportunity in our inaugural Special 301 Submission to highlight those markets that present the greatest opportunities and challenges for American businesses abroad in securing and protecting their intellectual property (IP) rights,” said Elliot.