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U.S. Chamber Urges Repeal of Section 211 of the FY 1999 Omnibus Appropriations Act

U.S. Chamber Urges Repeal of Section 211 of the FY 1999 Omnibus Appropriations Act

Repeal Would Restore U.S. Compliance with IP Treaties

Mark Esper, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), called for a full repeal of Section 211 of the FY 1999 Omnibus Appropriations Act today. Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Dr. Esper emphasized the importance of intellectual property (IP) rights to job creation and to the nation’s overall global competitiveness and recommended this repeal to comply with current U.S. trade obligations and to maintain America’s status as a defender of IP rights and the rule of law. Read more….