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U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement Announced
Today, the Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) released the 2017-2019 U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, which offers a blueprint for coordinating resources and priorities to sustain a robust IP enforcement environment.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office partnered with the IPEC and agencies throughout the federal government in crafting a plan that both highlights the cultural and economic importance of intellectual property incentives, and also ensures certainty in the marketplace through enforcement mechanisms to encourage creative growth and minimize misappropriation of innovation. USPTO is proud to play a role in promoting clear, consistent, high quality and enforceable IP rights to enable market growth. The office also provides critical international leadership in protecting IP overseas and navigating international IP laws. From copyrights and trade secrets protection, to the examination and registration of patents and trademarks, the USPTO will continue to foster a balanced IP playing field for U.S. businesses to compete in foreign markets and export abroad.
The report recognizes how IP-intensive industries continue to be an integral part of a growing economy, and identifies critical and strategic actions to safeguard that innovation and combat illicit infringement activities.
To read the plan, please visit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/IPEC/spotlight/eop_ip...
For more information about how the USPTO protects intellectual property overseas, please visit: https://www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/international-protection/intellectual-property-rights-overseastoolkits.
For more information on USPTO efforts to issue high quality patents that enable certainty and clarity of rights, please visit: https://www.uspto.gov/patent/initiatives/enhanced-patent-quality-initiative-0.
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