Intellectual Property

First Ever Innovation Fair at the WTO on October 28 Will Showcase Cutting Edge Technologies

On October 28th, the first ever innovation fair at the WTO will showcase cutting edge technologies.

The public is invited to the first-ever Innovation Fair at the World Trade Organization headquarters which will take place in Geneva on October 28, 2014 from noon to 18:00.

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U.S. Statement at Opening of WIPO General Assembly

Ambassador Hamamoto delivered the U.S. Opening Statement at the Fifty-Fourth Series of Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO on September 22.

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Media Note: WIPO General Assembly

Opening day of the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

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Key Forms of Intellectual Property Protection

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Intellectual property is a valuable asset for an entrepreneur. It consists of inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, images, names, designs used in commerce and original expressions of creative individuals.

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U.S. Statement on the Trade Policy Review of Burma

This first trade policy review comes at an opportune time, when you are pursuing economic reform in the context of the Framework for Economic and Social Reform and formulation of the National Comprehensive Development Plan.

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Notorious Markets’ List Focuses Fight Against Global Piracy

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USTR Froman announced the findings of the 2013 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets, which identifies markets around the world that harm businesses and undermine workers through the infringement of IPR.

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US Ambassador King with WIPO Director General Dr. Francis Gurry


“The Treaty will benefit not only U.S. patent applicants and patentees but those of all PLT Contracting Parties looking to protect their inventions, efficiently and cost-effectively,”

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World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Diplomatic Conference, Marrakesh, Morocco

The United States believes profoundly, in the words of our Supreme Court, that copyright law is “the engine of free expression,” …

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USTR 2013 “Special 301Report” on Intellectual Property Rights

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2013 Special 301 Report The full version of the “301 Special Report” (PDF, 572KB), is available on the Office of the United States Trade Representative website. Office of the United States Trade Representative May 1, 2013   Executive Summary The “Special 301” Report is the result of an annual review of the state of intellectual […]

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U.S. Rates Intellectual Property Protections of Trading Partners

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In an annual report on the adequacy of the intellectual property rights protections of U.S. trading partners, the Office of the USTR cites ongoing problems in Ukraine and praises improvements in Canada.

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