US Chamber Calls For Better IP Trade Controls

Law360, New York (February 18, 2010, 5:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging the federal government to protect intellectual property rights through an anti-counterfeiting treaty with trading partners and step up its fight against online counterfeiting and digital theft, saying those are important steps in the nation's economic recovery.

The plea was made in a letter dated Tuesday and sent to members of Congress and the White House. The 2010 intellectual property agenda, as the chamber styled its wish list, was developed by the chamber's Global Intellectual Property Center.

"Our government's efforts...
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