October 2005

Jeffrey Hallam writes “Increased Efforts to Coordinate International Fight against IP Crime” for International Law Office



“Global Enforcement of IP Crimes Continues as High Priority” reported on US government efforts to coordinate enforcement of trademark rights, particularly in conjunction with the People’s Republic of China. Since publication of that update, those governmental efforts have continued and intensified.

On September 21 2005 the US Department of Commerce announced new initiatives to address the theft of intellectual property. The initiatives are targeted at putting in place, directly in foreign jurisdictions, individuals dedicated to addressing IP theft.