International guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights
Monday, July 20, 2015 5:00 am | By Lorenzo Montanari

Today Property Rights Alliance sent an international coalition letter, supporting all types of intellectual property, to Dr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as well as leaders of several other major international organizations. This letter, supported by 85 free market think tanks and advocacy groups representing 51 countries, elaborated guidelines on rule of law and intellectual property as essential benchmarks to the creation and preservation of a free and just society. 

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Why Intellectual Property Trumps the Currency Fight
Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:07 pm | By Nate D'Amico

Last Thursday, the Senate voted 62 to 38 to advance the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill.  This is a vital piece of legislation to aid President Obama and Congress’s ongoing push to complete negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.  This is a multi-lateral trade deal with eleven foreign nations, among them Australia, Japan, and Singapore that began negotiations in 2005.  This bill is significant because it will allow us to establish and expand intellectual property protections with countries who currently have weak or non-existent intellectual property laws or fail to prevent theft of U.S. intellectual property. 

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How does Venezuela receive World Intellectual Property Day
Monday, May 18, 2015 9:54 am | By Andrea Rondón García*

 The 2014 edition of the Property Rights Index was presented at the headquarters of CEDICE on October 28, 2014.  The principal object of this Index is to evaluate the consistency of the property rights protection system across the world.  The presentation got numerous reviews on Report No. 4 from the Property Rights Observatory. (  

During the presentation, Venezuela ranked last - 97th among 97 countries that were evaluated. In one of the three components: “Intellectual Property Rights”, Venezuela was ranked 96th. This component is comprised of three items: “protection of Intellectual Property Rights”, “patent protection”, and “copyright piracy”.

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