Meeting: Voluntary Initiatives to Combat Infringement of Intellectual Property in the Online Environment

“The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a public meeting at its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, on July 17, 2017, on measuring the impact of voluntary initiatives undertaken to reduce intellectual property infringement, such as copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting, that occurs online….
…. as part of the Executive Branch’s implementation of the FY 2017-2019 [U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement] action items and calls for research, the USPTO will conduct a public meeting on Voluntary Initiatives in the Digital Environment on July 17, 2017. Topics will include methods and metrics for conducting empirical research on the digital economy; evaluating the effectiveness of self-regulatory regimes; case studies of certain private sector initiatives; the role of voluntary undertakings in raising consumer awareness; stemming revenue flows to bad actors; and lessons learned and next steps. ….”

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The “Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement (FY 2017-2019), ‘SUPPORTING INNOVATION, CREATIVITY & ENTERPRISE: CHARTING A PATH AHEAD.’ ”is available here


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