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Intellectual Property Reform Must Be a Priority during Indian State Visit to U.S.


Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:39 pm | By Alexander Hendrie

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the United States in late September represents a new opportunity for both sides to improve their once fragile relations. For India, it is an excellent time to improve their poor international reputation for intellectual property (IP) protections, which in turn will attract more business to its market of 1.25 billion consumers.

 

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Property Rights Under Attack from EPA Regulation
Friday, September 12, 2014 5:18 pm | By Alexander Hendrie

In April, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers proposed new regulations that would drastically expand the ability of the federal government to regulate private property. The ‘Waters of the USA’ rule, as it is known, has faced opposition from Americans across the country concerned that it would limit their private property rights. 

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Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: IP protection needed now more than ever
Friday, August 15, 2014 5:10 pm | By Cooper Lohr

The EU has recently initiated an Action Plan, to combat the violation of the Intellectual Property Rights. This action plan includes non-legislative efforts to inhibit the flow of IP infringed products within the economies of member nations. With the number of IP violations only growing, a combative strategy is not only timely, but economically efficient. Money for R&D firms set aside monetarily spurs innovation which, in return, drives economic growth and sustainability. When industrial modernizations, produced goods, and overseas services are pirated or copied, it not only harms respective industries but also the economy as a whole. Profits from innovation are thus tarnished, leaving companies, consumers and the government to inherit the burden while third-parties profit.   

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