US Chamber Of Commerce Releases 2011 IP Policy AgendaPublished on 10 February 2011 @ 10:13 pm
Intellectual Property Watch
The United States Chamber of Commerce, the industry lobbying giant in Washington, has issued its 2011 intellectual property agenda. The list of suggested legislative changes to be made by the Obama administration and the US Congress aim at further increasing resources and support for IP enforcement, including legislation to block websites deemed to infringe on IP rights, and taking a firm stand in multilateral contexts like the World Intellectual Property Organization or World Trade Organization.
David Hirschmann, president and CEO of the Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center, said in a statement: “We urge Congress and the administration to enact legislation that addresses the pervasive issue of rogue websites dedicated to stealing America’s most innovative and creative products as well as to advance trade agreements – including the emerging Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – with robust IP provisions.”
The Chamber’s proposed agenda is available here.