Summary of 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement

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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.

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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.


“2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement”

The administration of President Barack Obama strategically planned how to use federal resources to encourage compliance with intellectual property rights law and to discourage infringement. In 2013, the administration developed its second three-year strategic plan, with input from multiple federal agencies – including the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Justice and State, the Office of the US Trade Representative, as well as branches of the Executive Office of the President. The US administration issued its first three-year strategy, entitled “Joint Strategic Plan for Intellectual Property Enforcement,” in June 2010.

US Strategy for Intellectual Property Protection

The second strategic plan builds on the first, by expanding existing efforts to deter intellectual property crimes and by adding new initiatives. The 2013 strategic plan highlights 15 “action items,” such as encouraging companies which own intellectual property to create industry-wide operating standards or best practices for handling it. These companies include online search engines, Internet domain-name registries and ...

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