February 18, 2010

U.S. Chamber Unveils 2010 Intellectual Property Agenda


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) today released its 2010 intellectual property (IP) agenda as proposed to the U.S. Congress and the Obama administration. Highlighting the economic contributions of America’s IP-intensive industries, the GIPC urged the administration and Congress to protect IP rights and America’s innovative sectors as a way of spurring job creation and economic growth.

“Our government’s efforts to promote and protect our innovative and creative industries will be a crucial element of our economic recovery,” said David Hirschmann, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s GIPC. “With the recent appointment and confirmation of Victoria Espinel as the first U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, we call on the administration to deliver the congressionally mandated National IP Strategy this summer. A government-wide national intellectual property strategy should be a fundamental part of our nation’s job strategy.”  Read more….

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