PRA Interviews Aureilio Concheso President of the Advisory Board of Venezuelan think tank Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento (CEDICE) By: Philip Thompson In Venezuela, a political and economic crisis has been unfolding on the world stage. Daily images of street demonstrations dominate headlines about food and medicine shortages, shamRead More
The US Investigation into China Has Begun
Aug 28, 2017
Only a few days after Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to examine China’s trade policies and the potential damage they may have against United States intellectual property, he has come back with a definitive ‘yes’ and launched an official investigation. This move is also notable for not working through the WorldRead More
Does the EU Defend IP Enough?
Aug 18, 2017
The European Union faces a serious problem when it comes to intellectual property. According to a joint study between the OECD and EUIPO, as much as 5.1% of EU imports in 2013 were counterfeit, amounting to USD 116 billion (EUR 85 billion). Last year, EU customs seized over 41 million fake goods at their borders. Counterfeit goods misleadRead More
President Trump has directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to examine China’s trade policies thought to harm American intellectual property (IP) rights. Depending on his consultation, a formal investigation against China might be launched which may result in tariffs or other trade sanctions in the future. This move had beenRead More