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World Intellectual Property Day Is April 26

World Intellectual Property Day is April 26, 2014.  Set aside by the international community in 2000, as a day to increase and promote a general understanding of intellectual property (IP), this event is recognized worldwide at numerous events.  Among those events this year was the 2014 IP Champions Conference, held on April 23, 2014 by the Global Intellectual Property Center of the U.S.

Tax Day – For Some of Us

For most Americans, April 15 is a day of fear and loathing.  It is time to account for all of the taxes owed to various levels of government.  If someone has overpaid, money will be coming back.  If a taxpayer has underpaid, a (sometimes large) check must be written.  But if someone earns money that the government never knows about and therefore doesn’t pay any taxes, April 15 is just another day on the calendar.

India Bottoms Out on IP Protection

On January 29, 2014, the Global Intellectual Property Center released its second annual intellectual property index, rating how various countries around the world performed on protecting intellectual property (IP).

IP Summit 2013 Highlights Protecting Intellectual Property

On Friday, November 8, 2013, I had the opportunity to attend IP Summit 2013, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center.  This daylong conference highlighted the importance of protecting intellectual property (IP) from counterfeiting, theft, and black market merchandising.

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