Posts Tagged ‘USTR’

U.S. Trade Representative Issues Annual Report On IP Infringement Abroad

Asia, Europe, Intellectual Property, International, North America, South America May 3rd, 2011

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released its annual Special 301 report on Monday, outlining the effectiveness of trade partners in combating infringement of the rights of U.S. intellectual property holders.

The U.S. claims 18 million American jobs dependent upon intellectual property. The sector also represents the largest source of export revenue for the U.S.

Movie and TV Industry Tells U.S. Trade Rep Where Biggest Content Theft Occurs

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International November 8th, 2010

WASHINGTON, November 9, 2010 – The Motion Picture Association of America has notified the United States Trade Representative as to what it believes are the most “notorious” physical and online markets threatening legitimate commerce.

At Breakfast Club, USTR Official Defends Process and Goals of Trade Agreement

Broadband TV, Copyright, Intellectual Property July 14th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2010 – Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property Stanford McCoy defended the process and goals of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement at the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday. on Wednesday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event on Tuesday, which included discussion between McCoy at a range of industry officials representing copyright holders, technology companies, telecommunications providers and academics.

Tech and Content Industry Still at Loggerheads Over Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Deal

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Transparency July 13th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2010 – Major U.S. technology companies are worrying over an international trade agreement currently under negotiations because they see it as putting them on shaky legal ground.

At the third Intellectual Property Breakfast Club held by, panelists argued over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and its potential impact on the technology industry.

U.S. Trade Rep Stands Firm Amid Barrage of Criticism Over Global Intellectual Property Negotiations

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Patents June 28th, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2010 – The office of the United States Trade Representative is standing firm as its negotiators head into a set of week-long negotiations over the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in Lucerne, Switzerland.

White House Releases Open Government Directive Mandating Transparency

Transparency December 8th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 8, 2009 – The White House on Tuesday sent an open government directive to every federal department and agency with instructions on actions that should be taken to make their operations more open to the public, according to a blog entry from Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag.

Broadband People Column: Victoria Espinel Confirmed For Top Intellectual Property Post

Broadband's Impact, Copyright, Premium Content December 4th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2009 – The Senate has confirmed Victoria Espinel to be the first U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.

Her job will be to craft the nation’s next intellectual property strategy. Though former President George Bush created the position of U.S. Coordinator for International Intellectual Property Enforcement and filled it with Chris Israel, the intellectual property czar has been elevated to a White House position under President Obama. People Column: Nicole Silverman Joins Qorvis

Broadband's Impact, Premium Content November 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 6, 2009 – The corporate communications firm Qorvis has brought Nicole Silverman on board to work on technology and telecom policy issues and reputation management for foreign governments. Silverman, whose title will be director, was most recently an account manager in Waggener Edstrom’s public affairs practice where she oversaw the development and implementation of international public affairs programs for Fortune 500 companies, foundations and trade associations. At Waggener Edstrom, Silverman developed an expertise in telecom policy.

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Talks Continue Amid Controversy Over Leaked Draft

Broadband's Impact November 4th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 4, 2009 – While representatives of countries were scheduled to begin meeting today in Seoul, South Korea, to negotiate a confidential international anti-counterfeiting trade agreement, some public interest and consumer groups continue to press for more transparency of the negotiations. On November 3 a number of groups signed a letter addressed to President Obama and carbon copied to other key administration officials calling for greater transparency of the talks.

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