House Committee Passes IP Enforcement Bill

Law360, New York (April 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would crack down on copyright and trademark infringement by shifting more resources toward federal enforcement of intellectual property laws.

The bill, known as the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act, passed the committee by a voice vote. It will now move to the full House.

“With a weakened economy and rising unemployment, it is critical that the creative industries — providers of millions of high-paying U.S. jobs — have their rights protected,”...
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