House Bill Would Create An IP Czar

Law360, New York (January 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- After tackling patent reform, the House of Representatives seeks to strengthen enforcement against piracy, trademark infringement and copyright infringement.

On Dec. 5, 2007, leaders of the Judiciary Committee introduced the “Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2007” (PRO IP Act) (H.R. 4279).

Major features of the PRO IP Act include establishing the Office of the United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Representative (USIPER), which would serve as the President’s chief intellectual property advisor, as well as creating an Intellectual Property Enforcement Division within the...
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