December 12, 2020
AAP Congratulates USPTO on the Elevation of Four IP Attachés Abroad
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that four of its intellectual property (IP) attachés have been elevated to the diplomatic rank of “Counselor” at the U.S. embassies and missions where they serve. The USPTO’s IP Attaché Program works to improve IP systems and to help U.S. stakeholders internationally. IP attachés directly assist U.S. businesses and advocate to improve IP policies, laws, and regulations abroad.
Below is a comment on the announcement from Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers (AAP):
“We congratulate U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Under Secretary Andrei Iancu, and everyone at USTPO on the elevation of four intellectual property attaches to the diplomatic rank of ‘Counselor.’ This important development directly reflects the dedicated and highly effective approach that has been the hallmark of USTPO’s efforts to elevate intellectual property policy, and preserve the $1.3 trillion dollar contribution of core copyright industries to the U.S. economy. This welcome development will be a critically important factor for IP as the United States works with counterparts in India, Mexico, China, and the European Union.”
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