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Bush Names International Intellectual Property Czar

Law360 (July 24, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. President George W. Bush has created a new position in the Commerce Department to coordinate government efforts to enforce intellectual property rights internationally.

Bush selected Christian Israel, currently a deputy chief of staff at the Commerce Department, to fill the new post of coordinator of international intellectual property enforcement.

Israel will head an interagency panel covering five government agencies and will report to Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, the Commerce Department said.

With guidance from Secretary Gutierrez, the new office will focus entirely on coordinating and...
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