Intellectual Property

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

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“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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Celebrate All That Is Possible: World IP Day 2013

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Celebrate All That Is Possible: World IP Day 2013 The important role intellectual property plays in innovation and creativity is marked each year on April 26, when organizations and individuals observe World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. Established in 2001, World IP Day is a creation of the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which […]

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U.S. Mission Celebrates Girls in ICT Day with ITU

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The U.S. Mission collaborated with ITU on a program to celebrate Girls in ICT Day, which included a series of workshops designed to give girls hands-on experience in programming computers, making films…

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Patents for Humanity Program Helps Address Global Challenges

An improved strain of sorghum fortified with more protein and vitamins; a fast, accurate tuberculosis diagnosis machine; and a system to identify counterfeit drugs with an ordinary cellphone are among the 10 winners of the Patents for Humanity pilot program of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the U.S. Department of Commerce says.

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Russia, U.S. to Improve Intellectual Property Rights Protection

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The United States and Russia have agreed to an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Action Plan to improve IPR protection and enforcement.

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