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Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, 2010

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Date Published
June 2010
65 pages
This report presents the 2010 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement identifying and outlining actions to be taken to enhance the protection of American intellectual property rights and mission and activities undertaken to date by the represented Federal agencies to accomplish the protection of intellectual property rights.
Directed to coordinate the development of a Joint Strategic Plan against counterfeiting and infringement, the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator worked closely with several Federal agencies and departments and with the public to prepare this Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement. Intellectual property laws and rights provide certainty and predictability for consumers and producers in the exchange of innovative and creative products, and for investors shifting capital to their development. Identifying ways in which the U.S. Government can enhance intellectual property enforcement, 33 enforcement strategy action items are presented, which will shape the coordinated fight to combat intellectual property infringement. The action items fall within six categories of focus for the United States: (1) leading by example, (2) increasing transparency, (3) ensuring efficiency and coordination, (4) enforcing our rights internationally, (5) securing our supply chain, and (6) building a data-driven government. Following an overview of participating Federal agencies' intellectual property enforcement missions, the Strategic Plan outlines the major intellectual property enforcement activities undertaken by the representative Federal agencies to date (U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Food and Drug Administration, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, Executive Office of the President/United States Trade Representative, and the Library of Congress/The Copyright Office). Appendixes 1-3