Customs Guidelines to Maximize Protection of Intellectual Property.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the European Union (EU) have developed a set of guiding principles for companies to better protect their IP. These guidelines will help enhance U.S. and EU Customs Officers’ abilities to differentiate legitimate and illicit goods and prevent illegal goods from entering the supply chain. (Guidelines)
Seventh Annual Ambassador’s Roundtable Announced.
On November 6th - 7th U.S. Ambassador to China, Clark T. Randt, will host the seventh annual "Ambassador’s Roundtable on Intellectual Property" in Beijing, China. The Ambassador’s Roundtable provides an opportunity for American businesses and entrepreneurs to discuss the latest news regarding the protection and enforcement of IP within China. This year discussions will highlight new Chinese legislation and strategies, including China’s new National IPR Strategy; the new Anti-Monopoly Law; current efforts to revise patent, trademark, and copyright laws; and the rejuvenated bilateral JCCT IPR Working Group. (Register Now) (Draft Agenda)
Negotiations Continue on a New Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
Participants from over eleven governments recently concluded a second round of negotiations for a new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), with the goal of enhancing the enforcement of intellectual property rights. ACTA participants included: Australia, Canada, the European Union - represented by the European Commission and Member States, including the EU Presidency (France), - Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States. (Press Release)
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