In 2013, the United States government produced a three-year strategic plan to strengthen the efforts of multiple federal agencies to protect intellectual property rights. The 2013 plan coordinates and intensifies the protection of intellectual property rights in the hands of the Department of Homeland Security, the US Food and Drug Administration, the US Patent and Trademark Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The Office of the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, headed by Victoria A. Espinel, issued this report on the multi-agency strategic plan. It describes seven federal laws enacted in recent years to deter infringement of intellectual property rights, and it explains efforts to extend deterrence to Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. getAbstract recommends this comprehensive presentation to readers seeking a holistic review of US efforts to defend intellectual property.
In this summary, you will learn
- What the US government has done since 2010 to increase the enforcement of intellectual property rights;
- How individual federal agencies combat the sale of products that violate patents, trademarks and copyrights; and
- What steps the United States has taken to help foreign countries protect intellectual property rights.
About the Author
The Office of the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, protects American intellectual property.