Strategic plan addresses intellectual property enforcement

On June 20, the Obama Administration released the 2013 Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Joint Strategic Plan which will help guide Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other government agencies’ efforts to combat the theft of intellectual property. Over the past four years, DHS has worked closely with the White House Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator and interagency partners to further strengthen intellectual property rights enforcement and promote American innovation and economic growth.

The release of the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan for Intellectual Property Enforcement builds on previous DHS efforts to protect intellectual property, and provides a roadmap for the next three years. The 2013 Joint Strategic Plan lays out 26 specific Action Items to strengthen intellectual property protections, increase enforcement efforts against counterfeiting networks, and encourage multi-national cooperation to protect intellectual property.

Included in the 26 Action Items are efforts to educate the public and raise awareness, improve efficiency and coordination of a between law enforcement and U.S. government agencies, enforce U.S. intellectual property rights abroad, secure the supply chain, and to review and assess the impact of intellectual property theft.

To combat intellectual property theft, DHS is collaborating with various U.S. agencies as well as international law enforcement partners. The Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator’s interagency working group is made up of representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, Justice, and Homeland Security, among others.

2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement

For more information on the Joint Strategic Plan, please follow the links below.
Combating Intellectual Property Theft, Department of Homeland Security
2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, Executive Office of the President
Intellectual Property: A Key Driver of our Economy, Office of Management and Budget


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